Infusional Carfilzomib in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
The purpose of this study is to test a new drug called carfilzomib. It is a type of drug called a proteasome inhibitor. Proteasome breaks down proteins that are no longer useful to the cell. When the proteasome is turned off by a drug (like carfilzomib), useless proteins cannot be broken down. Instead the proteins build up and cause the cell to die. Myeloma cells make a lot of protein and are especially in need of a functional proteasome to survive.
Carfilzomib is not approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration to treat myeloma. It is considered an experimental drug. Previous studies have shown that carfilzomib is safe to use. This study will look at what the effects, good and/or bad, carfilzomib has on myeloma.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Infusional Carfilzomib in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma|
- To Evaluate the Best Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]Defined as stringent Complete Response (sCR), Complete Response (CR), Very Good Partial Response (VGPR), or Partial Response (PR) to four cycles of infusional carfilzomib with or without dexamethasone in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) meeting eligibility criteria.
|Study Start Date:||May 9, 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||January 26, 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 26, 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
A single arm, open-label, single institution phase 2 clinical trial is planned.
Following enrollment patients will be treated with single agent infusional carfilzomib at 56mg/m2. Carfilzomib will be administered intravenously over 30 minutes on Days 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 of a 28-day cycle. Dexamethasone 8 mg PO/IV will be administered prior to all carfilzomib doses during the first cycle.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01351623
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Nikoletta Lendvai, MD,PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|