What's the purpose of this trial?
This clinical trial compares the effectiveness of geriatric assessment (GA) guided interventions to accelerate functional recovery after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy compared to standard of care (SOC) in patients 60 years and older with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) or multiple myeloma (MM). A large number of patients diagnosed with cancer are over the age of 60, yet most cancer treatments are developed for younger patients. Therefore, older patients may be less likely to be offered stronger treatments, such as CAR-T therapy, due to possible side effects. Geriatric assessment is a multi-dimensional health assessment tool combining patient reported and objective measures covering physical function, mental processes (cognitive), and nutrition. Pre-treatment assessments may identify weaknesses in older adults and may guide interventions for physical therapy, cognitive changes and nutrition to decrease CAR-T therapy side effects and improve care in older adults with NHL or MM.
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
* Ability to provide informed consent
* Patient's physician must agree for patient participation. A physician may elect to provide blanket agreement for participation of any eligible CAR-T patient under their care
* Ability to read English, or Spanish. Other languages will be acceptable with site principal investigator (PI) agreement if surveys are available and language does not preclude completing study procedures
* Age: \>= 60 years at the time of enrollment
* Scheduled to receive an Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved CAR-T for treatment of multiple myeloma or B-cell non- Hodgkin lymphoma
* Willing and able to complete study requirements
* Patients expect to be able to participate at least once before lymphodepletion with trimodality optimization visits
* Prior CAR-T therapy
* Any condition that would, in the Investigator's judgment, contraindicate the patient's participation in the clinical study due to safety concerns with clinical study procedures
* Prospective participants who, in the opinion of the investigator, may not be able to comply with all study procedures (including compliance issues related to feasibility/logistics)
Additional Trial Information
Enrollment: 164 patients (estimated)