Vorinostat, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone in Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
Conditions: official terms
Multiple Myeloma - Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Vorinostat Velcade Dexamethasone
Type: Drug
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Bortezomib is an established treatment in multiple myeloma; it is common practice in the UK to administer bortezomib with dexamethasone. This practice is based on data that supports improved response rates with this combination.

Recent trial data indicates that the addition of vorinostat to bortezomib treatment overcomes treatment resistance to bortezomib. As such this current trial is designed to investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of combination treatment with vorinostat, bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed and relapsed refractory myeloma.

A comparison of this Phase II trial with the pivotal Phase III trial conducted by MSD (using the labelled bortezomib indication without dexamethasone) will address the impact of dexamethasone in regards to tolerability and additional efficacy in myeloma patients.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Able to give informed consent - Aged 18 years or over

- Participants with relapsed myeloma who have received 1-3 prior lines of treatment and now require further treatment

- ECOG Performance Status ≤ 2

- Required laboratory values within 14 days of registration:

- Absolute neutrophil count ≥1.0 x 10^9/L.

- Platelet count ≥75x10^9/L.

- Haemoglobin > 9 g/dL.

- Bilirubin ≤1.5 x upper limit of normal

- ALT and / or AST ≤2.5 x upper limit of normal

- Serum creatinine ≤ 2.0 x upper limit of normal

- Corrected calcium ≤ 2.8 mmol/L

- Life expectancy of at least 3 months

- Female participants of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at baseline and agree to use dual methods of contraception for the duration of the study and must continue to do so for 3 months after the end of treatment. Male participants must agree to use a barrier method of contraception for the duration of the study if sexually active with a female of child-bearing potential and must continue to do so for 3 months after the end of treatment

- Participant is able to swallow capsules and is able to take or tolerate oral medications on a continuous basis.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Previous anti-tumour therapies, including prior experimental agents or approved anti-tumour small molecules and biologics, within 28 days before the start of protocol treatment. Steroid therapy to stop rapid relapse during this period is permitted, but must be stopped 7 days prior to study drug administration.

- Prior HDAC inhibitor treatment.

- Previous or concurrent active malignancies (<12 months post end of treatment) at other sites with the exception of appropriately treated localised epithelial skin or cervical cancer.

- Participants considered to be refractory to prior bortezomib treatment or unable to tolerate treatment with bortezomib.

- Peripheral neuropathy of ≥ grade 2 severity

- Participants who have received growth factor support or platelet support within 14 days prior to registration

- Participants with uncontrolled concurrent illness or circumstances that could limit compliance with the study.

- Patients with significant cardiovascular or pulmonary disease

- Active symptomatic fungal, bacterial, and/or viral infection including known active HIV or known viral (A, B, or C) hepatitis.

- Pregnant or breast feeding females

- Unable to take corticosteroid therapy at study entry

- Participants with known hypersensitivity to any components of bortezomib, (such as boron, mannitol), vorinostat or dexamethasone.

- Participant has known CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.

- Participants with 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 drug(s)
Nottingham University Hospital
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Start Date
March 2013
Completion Date
March 2017
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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