Phase II Study for the Evaluation of Bendamustine, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone (BBD) in the First-Line Treatment of Patients With Multiple Myeloma Who Are Not Candidates for High Dose Chemotherapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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SCRI Development Innovations, LLC Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2010
Last updated: September 10, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

January 22, 2010
September 10, 2014
May 2010
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • To evaluate the efficacy of BBD in the initial treatment of multiple myeloma as measured by the complete response rate. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess the tolerability and toxicity of BBD in this patient population. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01056276 on Archive Site
Overall response rate, progression-free and overall survival. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Phase II Study for the Evaluation of Bendamustine, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone (BBD) in the First-Line Treatment of Patients With Multiple Myeloma Who Are Not Candidates for High Dose Chemotherapy
Phase II Study for the Evaluation of Bendamustine, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone (BBD) in the First-Line Treatment of Patients With Multiple Myeloma Who Are Not Candidates for High Dose Chemotherapy

In this study, the investigators will evaluate the activity of bendamustine, bortezomib and dexamethasone (BBD). This regimen combines 3 agents with high activity in multiple myeloma, with different mechanisms of action and non-overlapping toxicities.

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Phase 2
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Multiple Myeloma
  • Drug: Bendamustine
    80 mg/m2 IV Days 1 and 4; repeat cycles every 28-days
    Other Names:
    • Bendamustine
    • Treanda
  • Drug: Bortezomib
    1.3 mg/m2 IV Days 1, 4, 8, 11; repeat cycles every 28-days
    Other Names:
    • Bortezomib
    • Velcade
  • Drug: Dexamethasone
    40 mg PO Days 1, 2, 3, 4; repeat cycles every 28-days
    Other Name: Dexamethasone
Experimental: Systemic Treatment
All patients will receive 2 cycles (8 weeks) of Bendamustine, Bortezomib,and Dexamethasone.
  • Drug: Bendamustine
  • Drug: Bortezomib
  • Drug: Dexamethasone
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
December 2015
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must meet the Durie and Salmon criteria for initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
  2. Previously histologically confirmed, multiple myeloma with indication for therapy including one of the following:

    • Hemoglobin <10 g/dl or 2 g/dl below normal
    • Serum calcium >11.5 mg/dl
    • Creatinine >2 mg/dl
    • Lytic bone lesions or severe osteopenia
    • Extramedullary plasmacytomas
  3. Patients should not be considered candidates for high dose therapy/autologous stem cell transplantation due to coexistent medical conditions, advanced age, poor performance status, refusal of high dose chemotherapy, or other reasons as judged by the patient and/or physician.
  4. ECOG Performance Status 0-2.
  5. WBC ≥3000/mL; ANC ≥1000/mL; platelets ≥50,000/mL (patients with platelets ≥30,000/mL are eligible if thrombocytopenia is felt to be due to extensive bone marrow involvement with myeloma).
  6. Patients with adequate organ function as measured by:

    Renal: Serum creatinine <2.0 mg/dL or a calculated or measured creatinine clearance of >30 mL/minute.

    Hepatic: Total bilirubin < 1.5 x ULN and ALT and AST <2.5 x the ULN (<5 x ULN for patients with liver involvement).

  7. Patients must have measurable or evaluable disease. In patients with disease limited to bone and bone marrow, serial paraprotein measurements are acceptable for evaluable disease.
  8. Patients must be accessible for treatment and follow-up procedures.
  9. Male or female patients 18 years of age or older.
  10. Patients must provide written informed consent prior to receiving protocol therapy.
  11. Women of childbearing potential must agree to use a medically acceptable method of birth control(e.g., a hormonal contraceptive, intra-uterine device, diaphragm with spermicide, condom with spermicide, or abstinence) for the duration of the study and for 12 months after their last dose of rituximab. Men must use an acceptable form/method of contraception for the duration of treatment and for 3 months after the end of treatment.
  12. Patients must be able to understand the nature of this study and give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous therapy for multiple myeloma with the exception of an initial 4-day course of pulsed dexamethasone.
  2. Patients with ≥NCI CTCAE v4.0 grade 2 peripheral neuropathy ≤14 days prior to study enrollment.
  3. Treatment with investigational agent(s) ≤14 days prior to study enrollment.
  4. Active infection or infection requiring intravenous antibiotic treatment at the time of accrual.
  5. Known to be HIV positive (HIV test is not required for participation in the trial).
  6. Patients with class III/IV cardiac problems as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA)criteria:

    • History of uncontrolled or symptomatic angina
    • History of arrhythmias requiring medications, or clinically significant, with the exception of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation requiring anticoagulation
    • Myocardial infarction < 6 months from study entry
    • Uncontrolled or symptomatic congestive heart failure
    • Ejection fraction below the institutional normal limit
    • Any other cardiac condition that, in the opinion of the treatment physician, would make this protocol unreasonably hazardous for the patient
    • Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure [BP] >180 or diastolic BP >100mm Hg)or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias.
    • Prior to study entry, any ECG abnormality at Screening must be documented by the investigator as not medically relevant.
  7. Other serious medical conditions or psychiatric illness that would potentially interfere with patient participation in this trial.
  8. A second malignancy, other than basal cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix,unless the tumor was treated with curative intent at least 2 years previously or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy.
  9. Known hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol.
  10. Female patient is pregnant or lactating. Confirmation that female patients of childbearing potential are not pregnant must be established by a negative serum pregnancy test ≤7 days prior to start of treatment.
18 Years and older
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United States
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Cephalon
Study Chair: Jesus Berdeja, M.D. SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
September 2014

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