Phase I Study of Bortezomib With G-CSF for Stem Cell Mobilization in Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma
Conditions: official terms
Multiple Myeloma - Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Conditions: Keywords
Multiple Myeloma, G-CSF, Bortezomib
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Bortezomib Type: Biological
Name: G-CSF Type: Drug
Overall Status
The purpose of this research study is to determine the highest dose of a drug called bortezomib that can be given with a drug called G-CSF before stem cell collection to help in the mobilization of stem cells.
Detailed Description
The purpose of this phase I study is to define the maximum tolerated dose of bortezomib and its mobilization effects when given with G-CSF for stem cell mobilization in multiple myeloma patients. We hypothesize that bortezomib, in addition to increasing the number of mobilized stem cells, will optimize final apheresis product by decreasing myeloma cell contamination. Therefore, all multiple myeloma patients rather than multiple myeloma patients with G-CSF mobilization failure will be the target of this study.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically confirmed diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

- Eligible for autologous transplantation.

- Received at least two cycles of any regimen as initial systemic therapy for multiple myeloma and are within 2-12 months of the first dose of initial therapy.

- At least 18 years of age.

- ECOG performance status ≤ 2

- Normal bone marrow and organ function as defined below:

- Platelets ≥ 50,000/mm3

- Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL

- Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,000/mm3


- Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x IULN

- Measured or calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min

- Female patients who:

- are postmenopausal for at least 1 year before the screening visit OR

- are surgically sterile OR

- Women of childbearing potential and men must agree to practice 2 effective methods of contraception prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 30 days after the last dose of study treatment. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must inform her treating physician immediately.

- Ability to understand and willingness to sign an IRB approved written informed consent document (or that of legally authorized representative, if applicable).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Previous stem cell collection or transplantation (autologous or allogeneic).

- Evidence of multiple myeloma disease progression (as defined by IMWG) any time prior to auto-HSCT.

- Diagnosis of plasma cell leukemia.

- Concurrent hematologic or non-hematologic malignancy requiring treatment (other than multiple myeloma or secondary amyloidosis).

- Radiation therapy within 3 weeks prior to enrollment.

- Grade 2 or higher peripheral neuropathy.

- Known hypersensitivity to any of the following: bortezomib, boron, mannitol.

- Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, or serious medical or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.

- Female patients who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Patient must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days of study entry.

- Known HIV-positivity. These patients are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy. Appropriate studies will be undertaken in patients with HIV-positivity when indicated.

- Participation in clinical trials with other investigational agents not included in this trial, within 14 days of the start of the trial and throughout the duration of the trial
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Armin Ghobadi, M.D. - 314-747-2743 -
Start Date
February 2015
Completion Date
January 2016
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page