This phase I trial studies the best dose and side effects of melphalan in treating patients with multiple myeloma who are undergoing stem cell transplant. Chemotherapy drugs, such as melphalan, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. This trial uses a new method of dosing that is based on analysis of each individual's blood levels of melphalan after receiving a part of the dose, termed pharmacokinetic analysis. This may help to learn more about how to dose melphalan correctly and which patients are likely to benefit from a personalized dose.
This trial is currently open and accepting patients.
Enrollment: 90 patients (estimated)View More
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