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Ohio State University Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Data Registry and Sample Resource (B-SCR-MM)

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Verified April 2017 by Craig Hofmeister, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig Hofmeister, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2011
Last updated: April 3, 2017
Last verified: April 2017

The investigators are researching patients with diseases of their plasma cells in order to improve their quality and length of life. The investigators have created a database of patient information, blood samples, and bone marrow tissue in order to achieve the following three goals:

  • Surveillance: The investigators want to track what treatments patients get or don't get, how effective they are, how they feel, what complications they suffer, how long they stay in remission, and how long they live.
  • Contact: Because myeloma and amyloidosis are rare, less than 700 patients are diagnosed in the state of Ohio each year, patients often feel they don't have accurate information. The investigators want to provide them access to our clinical team (both phone and email consultations, even office visits for patients that can come to Columbus) as well as information regarding informational events pertaining to your disease and local support groups.
  • Research: Because nearly all myeloma and amyloid patients relapse and treatment is eventually unsuccessful, our focus is to develop more effective treatments that not only prolong life, but cure the disease. Periodically the investigators will inform them about clinical trials studying new drugs or treatment paradigms.

Condition Intervention
Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance AL Amyloidosis Multiple Myeloma Procedure: tissue banking

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years
Official Title: Buckeye Surveillance, Contact, and Research for Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Craig Hofmeister, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Develop a data and sample resource that can be used to facilitate research with the ultimate goal of reducing the morbidity and/or mortality of patients diagnosed or living with Multiple Myeloma in the state of Ohio [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Surveillance [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]
    Establish a database of myeloma patients diagnosed or living in the state of Ohio to track myeloma disease course, patient reported outcomes, morbidity, and patient survival.

  • Contact [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]
    Provide two-way communication with patients by providing information regarding multiple myeloma, local support groups, and standard of care procedures through active contact procedures

  • Research [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]
    Offer patients, and occasionally spouses and family members, the opportunity to participate in tissue banking, observational, patient reported outcomes, and therapeutic clinical trials for their plasma cell dyscrasia.

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: tissue banking
    tissue procurement for this protocol will occur at the time of initial diagnosis, during routine follow-up, or at the time of relapse.
Detailed Description:
The investigators propose to contact and interact with all patients with plasma cell dyscrasias in the State of Ohio (and all patients diagnosed or treated at Ohio State Medical Center) for both surveillance and research purposes in order to develop interventions targeted to decrease their morbidity and mortality.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients treated or diagnosed within the state of Ohio


Diagnosis of a plasma cell dyscrasia


Prisoners are excluded from participation as they have no standard access to the Ohio State myeloma clinic and would impede the research objective of this protocol.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01408225

United States, Ohio
Ohio State University Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Nita Williams    614-293-3818   
Principal Investigator: Craig C Hofmeister, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Craig C Hofmeister, MD Ohio State University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Craig Hofmeister, Principal Investigator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01408225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSU-10115
Study First Received: August 1, 2011
Last Updated: April 3, 2017

Keywords provided by Craig Hofmeister, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:
Multiple Myeloma
Tissue Bank

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases
Hypergammaglobulinemia processed this record on September 21, 2017