This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions ds stage i plasma cell myeloma, ds stage ii plasma cell myeloma, ds stage iii plasma cell myeloma
Treatments bortezomib, vorinostat
Phase phase 2
Targets HDAC, proteasome
Sponsor Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date February 2009
End date August 2012
Trial size 31 participants
Trial identifier NCT00839956, 2253, 2253.00, NCI-2009-01474, P30CA015704


This phase II trial studies the side effects of giving bortezomib together with vorinostat and to see how well it works in treating patients with multiple myeloma who have undergone autologous stem cell transplant. Bortezomib and vorinostat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving bortezomib together with vorinostat after an autologous stem cell transplant may stop the growth of any cancer cells that remain after transplant.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients receive bortezomib IV on days 2 and 5 and vorinostat PO QD on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
bortezomib [(1R)-3-Methyl-1-[[(2S)-1-oxo-3-phenyl-2-[(pyrazinylcarbonyl)amino]propyl]amino]butyl]boronic Acid
Given IV
vorinostat L-001079038
Given PO

Primary Outcomes

Toxicity as assessed by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) v3.0
time frame: The first three months of therapy

Secondary Outcomes

Time to disease progression
time frame: Up to 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Any autologous patient who underwent high dose melphalan (>= 140 mg/m^2) therapy or peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) rescue for any stage of multiple myeloma and did not participate in another clinical transplant trial whose primary endpoint is also evaluating long-term, disease-free survival, or survival - Platelet count (transfusion independent) > 75,000 cells/mm^3 and absolute granulocyte count > 1500 cells/mm^3 for 5 calendar days after recovery from high dose therapy - Consenting for study between 30 days to 120 days after transplant - Female patient of childbearing potential has a negative serum pregnancy test beta-hCG within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of vorinostat - Female patient is either post-menopausal, free from menses for >= 2 years, surgically sterilized, or willing to use 2 adequate barrier methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy or agrees to abstain from heterosexual activity throughout the treatment on study, starting with visit 1 and for 3 months afterward - Male patient agrees to use an adequate method of contraception for the duration of the treatment on study and for 3 months afterward Exclusion Criteria: - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status >= 2 - A left ventricular ejection fraction less than 45% pre-transplant - Congestive heart disease with transplant, history of myocardial infarction (MI), history of coronary artery disease, or prolonged corrected QT interval (QTC) - Total bilirubin greater than 2 mg/ml (unless history of Gilbert's disease) - Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) or serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) > 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) - Creatinine clearance < 20 ml/minute, calculated by Cockroft-Gault formula or measured urine - Cannot give informed consent - Untreated systemic infection - Poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus (DM) - >= grade 3 peripheral neuropathy - Prior history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positivity with pre-transplant evaluation or known history of hepatitis B or C - Previous history of hypersensitivity to Bortezomib, boron, or mannitol; known hypersensitivity to the components of study drug or its analogs - Require therapeutic anticoagulation treatment, especially with coumadin - Potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) < normal limits - Patient who has had chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or biological therapy, within 30 days (42 days for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to initial dosing with study drug(s) or who has not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 30 days earlier; patients who have received localized consolidation radiation to bone only less than 30 days prior to study entry are allowed - Patient is currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within 30 days of initial dosing with study drugs - Patient had prior treatment with an histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDAC) inhibitor (e.g., romidespin [depsipeptide], NSC-630176, MS 275, LAQ-824, belinostat [PXD-101], LBH589, MGCD0103, CRA024781, etc.) - Patients who have received compounds with HDAC inhibitor-like activity, such as valproic acid, as anti-tumor therapy should not enroll in this study - Patients who have received such compounds for other indications, e.g. valproic acid for epilepsy, may enroll after a 30-day washout period - History of central nervous system (CNS) disease - Symptomatic ascites or pleural effusions - Patient has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial - Patient is, at the time of signing informed consent, a regular user (including "recreational use") of any illicit drugs, substance abuse or had a recent history (within the last year) of drug or alcohol abuse - Patient is pregnant or breast-feeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the study - Patient with a history of a prior malignancy with the exception of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; non-melanoma skin cancer; adequately treated localized prostate carcinoma with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) < 1.0; or who has undergone potentially curative therapy with no evidence of disease for five years, and/or who is deemed at low risk for recurrence by his/her treating physician - Patient has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or lab abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the patient's participation for the full duration of the study or is not in the best interest of the patient to participate - Patient has a history of a gastrointestinal surgery or other procedures that might, in the opinion of the investigator, interfere with the absorption or swallowing of the study drugs

Additional Information

Official title Bortezomib and Vorinostat as Maintenance Therapy After Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma
Principal investigator Leona Holmberg
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the toxicity of the use of vorinostat and bortezomib as maintenance therapy after autologous transplant. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the median time to disease progression. II. Evaluate survival. OUTLINE: Patients receive bortezomib intravenously (IV) on days 2 and 5 and vorinostat orally (PO) once daily (QD) on days 1-14. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
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