Risk Factors for Dyspnea and Cardiotoxicity in Patients With Multiple Myeloma Who Receive Carfilzomib: A Prospective Pilot Study CARDIOTOXICITY IN PATIENTS RECEIVING CARFILZOMIB

What's the purpose of this trial?

This study will explore why some multiple myeloma patients who receive carfilzomib (an anti-cancer medication) experience shortness of breath while others do not. The purpose of this research is to gather information on the effectiveness of the EndoPAT device, which is FDA-approved to assess the health of a patient's blood vessels. These assessments will help doctors leading the study determine the reasons why patients may develop shortness of breath (dyspnea) when being treated with carfilzomib and ways to better prevent this shortness of breath.

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:

* Age ≥ 18
* Confirmed diagnosis of multiple myeloma
* Newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma, or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma with receipt of 1-3 previous lines of therapy and with a 2-week washout from prior therapy
* Receiving carfilzomib as either standard-of-care therapy or as part of a clinical trial

Exclusion Criteria:

* Previous receipt of anthracycline chemotherapy
* Previous receipt of carfilzomib
* Four or more previous lines of therapy
* Active pregnancy at the time of enrollment

Additional Trial Information

Enrollment: 50 patients (estimated)

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University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chicago, IL

Open and Accepting
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