Combination Plerixafor (AMD3100)and Bortezomib in Relapsed or Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
Conditions: official terms
Multiple Myeloma - Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Conditions: Keywords
refractory, relapsed, bortezomib, AMD3100, plerixafor
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1/Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Plerixafor (AMD3100) Type: Drug
Name: bortezomib Type: Drug
Overall Status
The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety of plerixafor and bortezomib, and the highest dose that can be given to people safely. Plerixafor appears to stop myeloma cells from attaching to bone marrow and has been used in other phase I studies for mobilization of stem cells for patients with myeloma and lymphoma. We have shown that the combination of plerixafor and bortezomib is very effective in killing myeloma cells in the laboratory more than the effect of each drug alone.
Detailed Description
- Since we are looking for the highest doses of the combined study drugs that can be administered safely without severe or unmanageable side effects in participants that have multiple myeloma not everyone who participates will receive the same dose of the study drug. The dose the participant receives will depend on the number of participants who have been in the study before them and if they have tolerated their doses.

- Plerixafor will be given as an injection under the skin on days 1, 2, 4 and 5. Participants will receive plerixafor and bortezomib on days 3 and 6 and bortezomib alone on days 10 and 13. Bortezomib is administered intravenously. Each treatment cycle will last 21 days.

- The cycles will be repeated for up to 8 cycles as long as the participant does not have any severe or unmanageable side effects as the disease is responding to the study drug.

- While receiving study drugs and before the start of each study cycle, participants will come to the clinic and the following will be performed: physical exam, questions about current health and current medications, blood work, urine sample, x-rays (if deemed necessary) and EKG.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older

- Must have received prior 1-5 therapies for their myeloma and have relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Prior therapy with bortezomib is allowed as long as they were not refractory to bortezomib

- Monoclonal protein serum of 1gm/dL or greater or monoclonal light chain in the urine protein electrophoresis of 200 mg/24 hours or greater, or measurable light chains by free light chain assay of 10 mg/dL or greater, or measurable plasmacytoma

- ECOG Performance Status 0, 1, or 2

- Laboratory values as outlined in the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

- Uncontrolled infection

- Cytotoxic chemotherapy < 3 weeks, or biologic or targeted novel therapy < 2 weeks, or corticosteroids < 2 weeks prior to registration. Patients may be receiving chronic corticosteroids if they are being given for disorders other than myeloma

- Pregnant women

- Nursing women

- Men or women of child-bearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception

- Other concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, or any ancillary therapy considered investigational

- Known to be HIV positive

- Radiation therapy < 2 weeks prior to registration
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Cape Cod Hospital
Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Frank Basile, MD - 508-862-7575 -
Milford Hospital
Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Michael Constantine, MD - 508-488-3700 -
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Caroline Block, MD - 617-658-6000 -
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Eastern Regional Medical Center)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Pamela Crilley, DO - 215-537-4933 -
Start Date
May 2009
Completion Date
December 2015
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page