Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Combination Chemotherapy Following GM-CSF in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: March 2001

November 1, 1999
December 3, 2013
October 1998
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00003490 on Archive Site
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Combination Chemotherapy Following GM-CSF in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Phase II to Treat Multiple Myeloma Patients With Cytoxan and Vincristine After Cycling Myeloma Cells With rHuGM-CSF

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. GM-CSF may make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of chemotherapy. Combining more than one drug with GM-CSF may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy, consisting of cyclophosphamide plus vincristine, following GM-CSF in treating patients with multiple myeloma that has not responded to previous treatment.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate of multiple myeloma patients when treated with cyclophosphamide and vincristine after cycling myeloma cells with sargramostim (GM-CSF). II. Evaluate whether Labelling Index (LI) changes influenced by GM-CSF would predict a group of patients that will respond to this particular course specific design. III. Determine the toxicity of GM-CSF in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive subcutaneous injections of sargramostim (GM-CSF) once a day for 5 days. Two to 3 days later, patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 30-45 minutes on day 1, vincristine IV bolus on day 8, and oral prednisone 4 times a day on days 1-4. Patients also receive subcutaneous injections of GM-CSF starting on day 2 and continuing for 10 days or until neutrophil count is at least 1000/mm3. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for a minimum of 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve at least stable response receive GM-CSF 3 times a week for up to 2 years. Patients are followed every 3-6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 30 patients will be accrued.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
  • Biological: sargramostim
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: prednisone
  • Drug: vincristine sulfate
Not Provided
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2003
Not Provided

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven multiple myeloma Pancytopenia related to multiple myeloma allowed Failed or progressed after at least 2 chemotherapy or biologic therapy regimens

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 750/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT/SGPT less than 3 times upper limit of normal Bilirubin less than 5.0 mg/dL Renal: Not specified Other: No active infection requiring intravenous antibiotics Not HIV positive Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics May have failed prior bone marrow transplant No other concurrent colony stimulating factors Concurrent immunoglobulin allowed Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Concurrent pamidronate allowed Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Concurrent standard radiation therapy to treat extra-skeletal and/or skeletal tumor sites allowed Surgery: Not specified Other: Concurrent epoetin alfa for anemia allowed

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
Not Provided
The Cleveland Clinic
Not Provided
Study Chair: Mohamad A. Hussein, MD The Cleveland Clinic
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
March 2001

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP