Development of a Research Infrastructure for Understanding and Addressing Multiple Myeloma Disparities (MEDULLA) MEDULLA

What's the purpose of this trial?

The objectives of the proposed study are to develop and evaluate protocols for ethnic/racial minority-specific research using cancer registry data. In conjunction with the Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC), the investigators have developed procedures to identify, recruit, and survey ethnic/racial minority patients with MM.

To pilot the study, the investigators aim initially to test the feasibility of this protocol by contacting 400 eligible patients (100 African Americans, 100 Latinos, 100 Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-AANHPI and 100 non-Hispanic Whites as a comparison group) to conduct a pilot survey through which will ascertain etiological and survival-related factors for MM.

Ultimately, the investigators hope the findings from this pilot will yield insight into the best practices for recruiting minorities with MM and serve as the basis for larger population-based studies of MM etiology and survival.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with a first primary pathologically confirmed case of Multiple Myeloma within the previous 5 years
  • At least 21 years of age at the time of diagnosis
  • Must have been diagnosed in one of the 48 counties in California
  • Participant must be alive
  • Identify as one of the following: African American, Latino, Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic White

Exclusion Criteria:

  • People who have not been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma
  • Under the age of 21
  • Pregnant
  • Prisoner

Additional Trial Information

Enrollment: 4,000 patients (estimated)

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University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sacramento, CA

Open and Accepting
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