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Home Based Daratumumab Administration for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05511428
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 23, 2022
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2022
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University

Brief Summary:
This clinical trial tests the treatment effect of home based daratumumab administration in treating patients with multiple myeloma. Darzalex Faspro is a combination of two drugs (daratumumab and hyaluronidase) used to treat adults with multiple myeloma. Daratumumab is in a class of medications called monoclonal antibodies. It works by helping the body to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. Hyaluronidase-fihj is an endoglycosidase. It helps to keep daratumumab in the body longer so that the medication will have a greater effect. Standard medical care requires Darzalex-Faspro treatment be administered during visits to the cancer center. Receiving medication in the home setting, may decrease cost and burden of care in patients with multiple myeloma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Plasma Cell Myeloma Drug: Daratumumab and Hyaluronidase-fihj Other: Questionnaire Administration Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment Other: Interview Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


I. Evaluate treatment burden (using the Cancer Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire [CTSQ]).


I. Determine adherence to home delivery of daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj (darzalex faspro).

II. Evaluate quality of life (using European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire [EORTC QLQ-30]) based on site of care (home versus [vs.] infusion center).

III. Evaluate financial burden (using the COST survey) based on site of care (home vs. infusion center).

IV. Evaluate Safety of home administration of darzalex-faspro. V. Evaluate barriers to home administration.


I. Evaluate patient perceptions of home administration of anti-neoplastic therapy.

II. Evaluate opportunity cost based on site of care (home vs. infusion center) (using the Oncology Opportunity Cost Assessment Tool [OOCAT] survey).


Patients receive daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj subcutaneously (SC) over 3-5 minutes in the infusion center on day 1 of cycles 1, 2, 7, and 8 and at home on day 1 of cycles 3, 4, 5, and 6. Cycles repeat every 28 days for 8 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 2 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Single Arm Study to Assess the Implementation of Home Based Daratumumab Administration in Patients Being Treated for Multiple Myeloma
Actual Study Start Date : November 8, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2025

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MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj)
Patients receive daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj SC over 3-5 minutes in the infusion center on day 1 of cycles 1, 2, 7, and 8 and at home on day 1 of cycles 3, 4, 5, and 6. Cycles repeat every 28 days for 8 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Daratumumab and Hyaluronidase-fihj
Given SC
Other Names:
  • DARA Co-formulated with rHuPH20
  • DARA/rHuPH20
  • Daratumumab + rHuPH20
  • Daratumumab with rHuPH20
  • Daratumumab-rHuPH20
  • Daratumumab/Hyaluronidase-fihj
  • Daratumumab/rHuPH20 Co-formulation
  • Darzalex Faspro
  • Darzalex/rHuPH20
  • HuMax-CD38-rHuPH20
  • Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase Mixed with Daratumumab

Other: Questionnaire Administration
Ancillary studies

Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: Quality of Life Assessment

Other: Interview
Ancillary studies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Treatment satisfaction [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Treatment satisfaction will be measured using the Cancer Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (CTSQ). The mean difference in CTSQ scores between home and infusion center will be computed with the corresponding 95% confidence interval and tested (null hypothesis of zero mean difference) using appropriate model-based contrast with alpha 0.05.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Medication adherence in home setting [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Adherence is defined as completing administration of medication in the home setting. Adherence will be measured for each dose given and failure would occur if the participant needs to go to the infusion center for administration for whatever reason. Based on previous studies of home based administration adherence rates over 75% would be needed to meet criteria for feasibility. The adherence at the home setting cycles will be analyzed in repeated measures logistic regression model with a random effect of patient and the fixed effect of the delivery mode (home vs. infusion center). The model will be used to compute the average rate of home setting adherence with the corresponding 95% confidence interval.

  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Measurement of quality of life will be measured using the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-30).

  3. Financial toxicity [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Financial toxicity will be measured using the COST survey.

  4. Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Safety will be evaluated through collection of adverse events, administration reactions related to Darzalex-Faspro

  5. Barriers to home administration [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Barriers to home administration will be measured through any delays in treatment related to delivery of medication, arrival time of the infusion nurse, issues related to storage of medication, issues related to administration of the medication

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Patient perceptions of home based anti-neoplastic therapy [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Patient perceptions of home based anti-neoplastic therapy will be measured through semi-structured interviews.

  2. Opportunity cost [ Time Frame: Up to 2 months ]
    Opportunity cost will be measured through the Oncology Opportunity Cost Assessment Tool (OOCAT) survey.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to provide signed and dated informed consent form
  • Willing to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study
  • Male or female, aged greater than 18 years of age
  • Has a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma
  • Is on the monthly phase of daratumumab (either intravenous [IV] or subcutaneous [SubQ]) based regimen (every 4 weeks) (either monotherapy or in combination with oral agents)
  • Is willing to receive daratumumab subcutaneous injections
  • Lives within the range of Jefferson Home Infusion Services
  • Patients are willing to allow home infusion company visit them and administer Darzalex-Faspro in the home
  • Women of reproductive potential must use highly effective contraception
  • Men of reproductive potential must use highly effective contraception
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1,000
  • Platelet count > 50,000
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) / alanine transaminase (ALT) < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Bilirubin < 2 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance (CrCl) >= 20 mL/min for single agent subcutaneous (SC) daratumumab. For combination studies: with lenalidomide >= 30 mL/min
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving daratumumab for an indication other than multiple myeloma
  • Receiving daratumumab in combination with other IV or subcutaneous therapy
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Known allergic reactions to components of the study product(s)
  • Uncontrolled human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Seropositive for hepatitis B (defined by a positive test for hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]) who are not on hepatitis B prophylaxis. Subjects with resolved infection (ie, subjects who are HBsAg negative but positive for antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen [anti-HBc] and/or antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen [anti-HBs]) must be screened using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) measurement of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA levels. Those who are PCR positive and not on Hep B prophylaxis will be excluded. EXCEPTION: Subjects with serologic findings suggestive of HBV vaccination (anti-HBs positivity as the only serologic marker) AND a known history of prior HBV vaccination, do not need to be tested for HBV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by PCR
  • Patients with reactivation of hepatitis B will be excluded
  • Seropositive for hepatitis C (except in the setting of a sustained virologic response [SVR], defined as a viremia at least 12 weeks after completion of antiviral therapy)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) < 50% of predicted normal. Note that FEV1 testing is required for participants suspected of having COPD and participants must be excluded if FEV1 is < 50% of predicted normal
  • Moderate or severe persistent asthma within the past 2 years, or uncontrolled asthma of any classification. Note that participants who currently have controlled intermittent asthma or controlled mild persistent asthma are allowed to participate
  • Clinically significant cardiac disease, including:

    • Myocardial infarction within 6 months before randomization, or unstable or uncontrolled disease/condition related to or affection cardiac function (e.g., unstable angina, congestive heart failure, New York Heart Association Class III-IV)
    • Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
    • Screening 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showing a baseline QT interval as corrected by Fridericia's formula > 470 msec
  • Non-English Speaking

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05511428

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Contact: Adam Binder, MD 215-955-8874 Adam.binder@jefferson.edu

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United States, Pennsylvania
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Adam Binder    215-955-7663    Adam.Binder@jefferson.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
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Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05511428    
Other Study ID Numbers: 22C.210
First Posted: August 23, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2022
Last Verified: December 2022

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs