High Dose Chemotherapy Using BeEAM for Autologous Transplant in Multiple Myeloma

Overview

High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as part of the up-front treatment of patients with multiple myeloma has been associated with improved disease-free and overall survival in multiple large randomized controlled trials. Following 3-6 cycles of standard induction therapy with biologic agents, consolidation with high dose Melphalan and ASCT has become the standard-of-care approach for fit myeloma patients up to 70 years of age. Single-agent high-dose Melphalan (200mg/m2) is currently the standard-of-care preparative regimen prior to autologous transplant in Myeloma. Historical studies utilizing Busulfan- or Total Body Irradiation-based preparative regimens have yielded similar results to single-agent Melphalan with higher toxicity.

SparkCures ID 874
Trial Phase Phase 2
Enrollment 65 Patients
Treatments
Trial Sponsors
  • Northside Hospital
Trial Collaborators
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
NCT Identifier

NCT02416206

Am I Eligible?

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may or may not be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional will be required to determine full eligibility.

The following criteria is provided for health care professionals.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 - 70 years
  • Karnofsky status ≥ 70%
  • Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma
  • Within 9 months of the start of induction chemotherapy and no evidence of relapse or progression.
  • Availability of Cryopreserved peripheral blood stem cells with a CD34 dose of at least 2x106/kg.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poor cardiac function: left ventricular ejection fraction <40%
  • Poor pulmonary function: FEV1, FVC, or DLCO <40% predicted
  • Poor liver function: bilirubin >2.5 mg/dl (not due to hemolysis, Gilbert's or primary malignancy), AST/ALT > 3X ULN
  • Poor renal function: Creatinine >2.0 mg/dl or creatinine clearance < 40 mL/min (calculated creatinine clearance is permitted)
  • Ongoing or active systemic infection, active hepatitis B or C virus infection, or known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive.
  • Women of childbearing potential who currently are pregnant or who are not practicing adequate contraception
  • Patients who have any debilitating medical or psychiatric illness which would preclude their giving informed consent or their receiving optimal treatment and follow-up.

US Trial Locations

Accepting Patients

The following is a listing of trial locations that are open and accepting patients.

Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Georgia
Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

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