Low-Dose Radiotherapy in Treating Painful Bone Metastases in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

What's the purpose of this trial?

This phase II trial studies how well low-dose radiotherapy works in treating bone pain in patients with multiple myeloma that has spread to the bone.

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:

  • Histologic diagnosis of multiple myeloma
  • Painful bone metastasis (index lesion) that has a radiographic correlate
  • Patient may have had any number of prior chemotherapy/immunotherapy regimens (changes to systemic therapy or use of bisphosphonates for 4 weeks before and after RT are allowed, but recording of these changes must be made so it can be accounted for)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0-2
  • Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) score >= 2
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be ineligible if the index lesion has received prior radiation therapy or prior palliative surgery. Patients may have received prior palliative or primary radiotherapy or surgery to other parts of the body, as long as the index lesion was not in the prior radiation fields and has not received prior palliative surgery
  • Patients will also be ineligible if there is pathologic fracture or impending fracture at the site of the index lesion or planned surgical fixation of the bone at the index lesion
  • Patients with clinical or radiographic evidence of spinal cord or cauda equina compression/effacement from the index lesion, and/or with index lesions located at the skull base or orbital lesions
  • Patients must not be pregnant

Additional Trial Information

Phase 2

Enrollment: 100 patients (estimated)

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Trial Locations

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City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Beckman Research Institute

Duarte, CA

Open and Accepting

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Open and Accepting

LAC + USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Open and Accepting


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Main Campus)

Atlanta, GA

Open and Accepting


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Open and Accepting


University of Minnesota - Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Open and Accepting

New York

Mount Sinai Hospital Tisch Cancer Institute

New York, NY

Open and Accepting


Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Open and Accepting
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