Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant plasma cell disorder resulting in approximately 11,000 deaths in the United States each year. It is estimated that between 60,000-80,000 people are currently under treatment for refractory or relapsed MM. Prognosis and survival have improved over the last 20 years, but the disease is still universally fatal despite efforts to develop new and more effective chemotherapeutic regimens. Therefore, new regimens need to be developed for patients prior to peripheral blood stem cell transplant and for those unable to tolerate the toxicity of transplant.
This study is designed to define dose-limiting toxicity and determine preliminary evidence of efficacy of Carfilzomib (CFZ) in combination with bendamustine and dexamethasone for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM).
The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may or may not be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional will be required to determine full eligibility.
The following criteria is provided for health care professionals.