Conditioning Regimen of Bendamustine and Melphalan Followed by Transplant in Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
Conditions: official terms
Multiple Myeloma - Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Conditions: Keywords
Multiple Myeloma, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, ASCT, MM
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Name: Bendamustine Type: Drug
Name: Melphalan Type: Drug
Name: Bendamustine Type: Drug
Name: Bendamustine Type: Drug
Name: Bendamustine Type: Drug
Name: Bendamustine Type: Drug
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Bendamustine (TREANDA™), in combination with Melphalan in subjects with multiple myeloma who are undergoing an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant.
Detailed Description
Bendamustine (TREANDA™) has been used in clinical trials to treat multiple myeloma. The results from these trials suggest that it may be beneficial in the treatment of multiple myeloma in a different treatment context. Researchers aim to determine if there may be an improved benefit in the context of bone marrow transplant. This initial clinical trial is intended to help determine how safe it is to use bendamustine as a conditioning regimen for bone marrow transplant, and to look for any initial evidence of benefit.

Bendamustine (TREANDA™) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Melphalan is a type of chemotherapy drug.

The use of Melphalan alone as a conditioning regimen for Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is considered "Standard of Care," that is, the treatment or process that your doctor would normally follow to treat your disease. Although Bendamustine (TREANDA™) has been used in multiple myeloma research studies, the combination of Bendamustine (TREANDA™) and Melphalan as treatment for Multiple Myeloma is not approved by the FDA, thus the combination therapy used in this research study is considered "investigational."
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with multiple myeloma who have received induction therapy and have had stem cells mobilized in preparation for autologous transplantation will be eligible for this study. Patients are also eligible with relapsed or refractory disease, after attempts at more standard approaches, and with the availability of stem cells.

- Patients must be age 18 or older.

- Patients must have a life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.

- Patients must have an ECOG performance status of 0, 1 or 2.

- Patients must provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Impaired renal function with a measured or calculated creatinine clearance of less than 25 ml/min.

- Impaired hepatic function defined as a bilirubin greater than 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or ALT or AST greater than 5 x ULN.

- Serious active or uncontrolled infection or medical condition.

- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Women of childbearing age must use adequate contraception and have a negative pregnancy test.

- Impaired pulmonary function with a DLCO less than 45% predicted.

- Impaired cardiac function with an ejection fraction less than 40% of predicted.

- Other systemic anticancer therapy or ongoing toxicities from such therapy.
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: June Greenberg, R.N. - 212-746-2651 -
Start Date
March 2009
Completion Date
March 2012
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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