This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple myeloma and plasma cell neoplasm
Treatment arsenic trioxide
Phase phase 2
Sponsor CTI BioPharma
Start date January 2001
Trial identifier NCT00017433, CDR0000068688, CTI-1057


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of arsenic trioxide in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory stage II or stage III multiple myeloma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of multiple myeloma Stage II or III (Durie-Salmon) Relapsed or refractory to conventional therapy No monoclonal gammopathy or indolent or smoldering myeloma Measurable disease by serum and urine M protein and/or plasmacytoma PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: 3 months Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count greater than 1,200/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT/SGPT less than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Absolute QT interval less than 460 msec in the presence of normal potassium and magnesium levels PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 28 days since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No more than 3 prior chemotherapy regimens, including no more than 2 cytotoxic regimens AND 1 high-dose cytotoxic regimen as part of stem cell transplantation Endocrine therapy: At least 28 days since prior endocrine therapy Radiotherapy: At least 28 days since prior radiotherapy (except for focal radiotherapy for symptom control) Surgery: Not specified

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Study of Arsenic Trioxide in Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate of patients with relapsed or refractory stage II or III multiple myeloma treated with arsenic trioxide. II. Determine the overall and relapse-free survival rates of patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the safety profile of this drug in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive arsenic trioxide IV on days 1-5 and 8-12. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses. Patients are followed at 4 weeks after the last treatment dose. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 55 patients will be accrued for this study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2008.
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