Clinical Implication of Bone Marrow Perfusion Patterns Imaged by Dynamic MRI in Multiple Myeloma
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Background: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal plasma cell neoplasm characterized by proliferation of neoplastic plasma cells in bone marrow (BM). So far, it is an incurable disease and the median survival time of MM patients is only three to four years. Till now, whether the extent of angiogenesis in BM of MM patients serves as an important and independent prognostic factor is still debated. In this study, we would like to have the BM perfusion status imaged by dynamic MRI to mimic the macroscopic vascular densities of BM, and thereafter, the BM perfusion status, the clinical outcome of the MM patients, and the angiogenesis related biological markers will be correlated.
Methods: About 35 to 50 MM patients, included newly diagnosed patients or the patients who will undertake the special treatment, are enrolled in this study. The thoraco-lumbar spine is scanned by the MRI, and the BM perfusion status is obtained by contrast-enhanced dynamic MRI. Meanwhile, the patients undertake BM biopsy at one site or two sites and the BM aspirates are also obtained and separated into BM plasma and BM mononuclear cells (BMMC) by Ficoll-Hypaque centrifugation. The angiogenesis related genes expression profiles of the BMMC will be determined by cDNA microarrays and some of them, like VEGF, bFGF, and PDGF, will be semiquantified by real-time PCR. The levels of related proteins will be determined by ELISA. The BM plasma samples are further applied to proteomic analysis to screen the novel molecules with clinical relevance.
Prospects: BM perfusion patterns imaged by dynamic MRI can predict the clinical outcome of MM, and are correlated with the angiogenesis relevant biological markers in BM.
Multiple Myeloma, Newly Diagnosed
Procedure: dynamic MRI and bone marrow sampling
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
- overall survival
- treatment response
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00166855
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Shang-Yi Huang, M.D.||Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan|