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High Dose Chemotherapy Using BeEAM for Autologous Transplant in Multiple Myeloma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02416206
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 14, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2020
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northside Hospital, Inc.

Brief Summary:
High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as part of the up-front treatment of patients with multiple myeloma has been associated with improved disease-free and overall survival in multiple large randomized controlled trials. Following 3-6 cycles of standard induction therapy with biologic agents, consolidation with high dose Melphalan and ASCT has become the standard-of-care approach for fit myeloma patients up to 70 years of age. Single-agent high-dose Melphalan (200mg/m2) is currently the standard-of-care preparative regimen prior to autologous transplant in Myeloma. Historical studies utilizing Busulfan- or Total Body Irradiation-based preparative regimens have yielded similar results to single-agent Melphalan with higher toxicity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Drug: BeEAM Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Myeloma patients, following up-front induction therapy, will receive an ASCT following a high-dose bendamustine-based preparative regimen (BeEAM). The primary endpoint of this trial will be the rate of CR at day 100 post-transplant. Experience from the literature, as well as results from our institution, suggests that following ASCT for the upfront treatment of myeloma, the rate of CR at day 100 post-transplant is approximately 45%. It is hoped that under this protocol, this rate will be at least 65%. Thus we statistically formalize this study by testing the null hypothesis that p, the CR rate is 0.65 or more versus the alternative hypothesis that p is less than 0.45. A sample size of 65 pts gives 90% power with an alpha=0.05, using the formula for a one sample binomial (two-sided) test of a proportion.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of High-dose Bendamustine, Etoposide, Cytarabine, and Melphalan (BeEAM) in the Up-front Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Actual Study Start Date : April 27, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 26, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 31, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BeEAM
Bendaumustine, Etoposide, Cytrabine and Melphalan in autologous transplant for multiple myeloma
Drug: BeEAM

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To estimate the response at day 100 following transplant (rate of CR) [ Time Frame: Day 100 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients with overall survival post-transplant [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Number of patients with event-free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Number of patients with non-relapse mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 - 70 years
  • Karnofsky status ≥ 70%
  • Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma
  • Within 9 months of the start of induction chemotherapy and no evidence of relapse or progression.
  • Availability of Cryopreserved peripheral blood stem cells with a CD34 dose of at least 2x106/kg.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poor cardiac function: left ventricular ejection fraction <40%
  • Poor pulmonary function: FEV1, FVC, or DLCO <40% predicted
  • Poor liver function: bilirubin >2.5 mg/dl (not due to hemolysis, Gilbert's or primary malignancy), AST/ALT > 3X ULN
  • Poor renal function: Creatinine >2.0 mg/dl or creatinine clearance < 40 mL/min (calculated creatinine clearance is permitted)
  • Ongoing or active systemic infection, active hepatitis B or C virus infection, or known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive.
  • Women of childbearing potential who currently are pregnant or who are not practicing adequate contraception
  • Patients who have any debilitating medical or psychiatric illness which would preclude their giving informed consent or their receiving optimal treatment and follow-up.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02416206

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United States, Georgia
Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northside Hospital, Inc.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
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Principal Investigator: Scott R Solomon, MD Northside Hospital

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Responsible Party: Northside Hospital, Inc. Identifier: NCT02416206    
Other Study ID Numbers: NSH 1107
First Posted: April 14, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Keywords provided by Northside Hospital, Inc.:
Multiple myeloma
hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases