Non-chemotherapeutic Interventions for the Improvement of Quality of Life and Immune Function in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

What's the purpose of this trial?

This clinical trial investigates the effect of non-chemotherapeutic interventions in patients with multiple myeloma. Non-chemotherapeutic interventions such as physical activity and nutritional interventions (e.g., modifications in diet) have been shown to positively affect the immune system and improve overall quality of life. Another purpose of this study is for researchers to learn how the addition of a beta-blocker (propranolol) to the standard treatment regimen in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma affects immune response and quality of life.

This is an upcoming trial that has not yet started 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:

  • Age >= 18 years of age
  • Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of:

    • Module A: ECOG 0 - 1
    • Module B: ECOG 0 - 2
    • Module C: ECOG 0 - 2
  • Have a diagnosis of smoldering multiple myeloma or multiple myeloma
  • Show no signs of comorbidities, myeloma symptoms, or treatment side effects that would put them in danger when participating in the study according to the physician's discretion
  • Are able to understand and follow assessment and intervention procedures
  • Participant must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure
  • MODULE A (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY): Participant has access to a personal computer or tablet with camera, microphone, speakers and internet access
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Not applicable
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma necessitating treatment and before initiation of systemic therapy
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Eligibility for autologous stem cell transplantation
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Bone marrow biopsy planned as standard of care at first diagnosis and before stem cell collection (Flow Cytometry Standard of Care [SOC] - III)
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Female participants of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at study entry and then agree to use adequate contraceptive methods (e.g., hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry. Male patients with female partners of child-bearing potential should also use adequate contraceptive methods (see above). Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Age >= 18 years of age
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Multiple myeloma with planned treatment with selinexor or one of its combinations (to include selinexor/bortezomib/dexamethasone [SVd], selinexor/carfilzomib/dexamethasone [SKd], selinexor/pomalidomide/dexamethasone [SPd], and selinexor/daratumumab/dexamethasone [SDd])
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Have an ECOG Performance Status of 0 - 2
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Show no signs of comorbidities, myeloma symptoms, or treatment side effects that would put them in danger when participating in the study according to the physician's discretion
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Are able to understand and follow assessment and training procedures
  • CRITERIA FOR SELINEXOR SUBSTUDY: Participant must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major comorbidities that would cause danger to the patient when participating in the study and that would have a risk of progression if the patient took part in the study (including, but not limited to): cardiac or pulmonary and infectious diseases (e.g., ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia) or, psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements
  • Any condition which in the investigator's opinion deems the participant an unsuitable candidate to take part in study intervention (comorbidities, myeloma symptoms, treatment side effects)
  • MODULE A (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY): Current and symptomatic pathological fracture(s) or severely advanced instability of the musculo-skeletal system that is deemed to making the patient unsafe to participate. This will be assessed by radiologist, a neurosurgeon and/or an orthopedic surgeon
  • MODULE A (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY): Current and symptomatic pathological fracture(s) or severely advanced instability of the musculo-skeletal system
  • MODULE A (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY): Acute bone instability as assessed by whole body low-dose computed tomography and evaluated by an experienced surgeon
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Clinical signs of malnutrition (body mass index [BMI] < 18)
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Special diets (physician prescribed)
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Diabetic treated with glucose-lowering medications and/or insulin
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Other reasons not to withhold food
  • MODULE B (NUTRITION): Any condition which in the investigator's opinion deems the participant an unsuitable candidate to limit food consumption
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Contraindications to the use of beta-blockers, e.g.; severe sinus bradycardia; sick sinus syndrome; or heart block greater than first-degree, uncontrolled depression, unstable angina pectoris, uncontrolled heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] Grade III or IV), hypotension ( systolic blood pressure < 100 mmHg), severe asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), uncontrolled type I or type II diabetes mellitus (HbA1C > 8.5 or fasting plasma glucose > 160 mg/dL at screening), symptomatic peripheral arterial disease or Raynaud's syndrome, untreated pheochromocytoma, current calcium channel blocker use (Non-dihydropyridines such as verapamil) or rhythm control agents such as digoxin and amiodarone. Patients with pacemakers will be excluded
  • MODULE C (BETA BLOCKER): Pregnant or nursing female participants, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a female after conception and until the termination of gestation, confirmed by a positive human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) laboratory test

Additional Trial Information

Observational Trial

Enrollment: 220 patients (estimated)

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo, NY

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