Fludarabine Added to Induction Treatment in Untreated Multiple Myeloma Patients
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Nordic Myeloma Study Group|
|Start date||May 2005|
|End date||December 2006|
|Trial size||80 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00382694, NMSG#13/03|
Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignant disease which evnetuelly will relapse after primary treatment. Clonal B-cells have been identified and in theory these cells might be sleeping during primary treatment and be responsible for later relapse. Fluarabine has documented effect on both resting and dividing cells including B-cells. The protocol aim at evaluating safety and toxicity of adding fludarabine to induction chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone before high-dose melphalan with autologous stem cell support.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other Countries||No locations recruiting|
|Aalborg, Denmark||Department of Haematology B, Aalborg Hospital, University of Aarhus||no longer recruiting|
|Herlev, Denmark||Department of Haematology, Herlev University Hospital||no longer recruiting|
|København Ø, Denmark||Department of Haematology, Rigshospitalet||no longer recruiting|
|Odense, Denmark||Department of Haematology X, Odense University Hospital||no longer recruiting|
|Vejle, Denmark||Department of Haematology, Vejle Hospital||no longer recruiting|
|Århus, Denmark||Dept. of Haematology, Århus University Hospital||no longer recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
The toxicity and safety of Fludarabine when added to induction therapy by registration of side effects and adverse events in accordance with the common toxicity criteria (CTC).
Quantification of clonal cells in bone marrow and blood by flow cytometry (MRD) and to study new potential prognostic markers identified by cytomic, genomic and proteomic analysis.
Estimation of the efficacy of Fludarabine when added to induction chemotherapy (CyDex) in patients with multiple myeloma by clinical end points: disease response and progression free survival
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 64 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Multiple myeloma, stage I-III, previously untreated, and eligible for induction therapy followed by high dose treatment supported by autologous stem cell transplantation. Exclusion Criteria: - Severe uncontrolled clinical or microbiological evidence of infection at the time of enrolment. - Other active malignancy. - Severe coincident heart or lung disease including uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, coronary angioplasty within six months, myocardial infarction within the last six months, or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia. - Other severe illness including poorly controlled diabetes. - Haemolytic anaemia (Coombs positive without evidence of haemolysis is accepted). - Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. - Terminal illness. - Allogenic transplantation planned within 6 months. - Chemotherapy before inclusion. - Pregnancy or breast-feeding, or inadequate contraceptive precautions. - Psychiatric disease, abuse of alcohol or narcotics, or any other disorder that might compromise the patients ability to give informed consent.
|Official title||Fludarabine Added to Induction Treatment in Untreated Multiple Myeloma Patients: A Randomised, Placebo Controlled, Double Blind Phase II Trial: NMSG #13/03|
|Principal investigator||Hans E. Johnsen, Prof., MD|
|Description||This is a randomised, placebo controlled, phase II study evaluating toxicity and safety of fludarabine added to CyDex (cyclophosphamide+dexamethasone) as induction therapy in younger patients with untreated and treatment demanding multiple myeloma. The treatment regimen Patients will be randomised at diagnosis either to CyDex + Placebo (control Arm A) or CyDex + Fludarabine (Experimental Arm B). OBJECTIVES: - Primary:To determine the toxicity and safety of fludarabine when added to induction therapy by registration of side effects and adverse events in accordance with the common toxicity criteria (CTC). - Secondary:To quantitate clonal cells in bone marrow and blood by flow cytometry (MRD)and to study new potential prognostic markers identified by cytomic, genomic and proteomic analysis. - Tertiary: To estimate the efficacy of fludarabine when added to induction chemotherapy(CyDex) in patients with multiple myeloma by clinical end points: disease response and progression free survival.|
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