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Stem Cell Transplant With Lenalidomide Maintenance in Patients With Multiple Myeloma (2434)
A Trial of Single Autologous Transplant with or without Consolidation Therapy versus Tandem Autologous Transplant with Lenalidomide Maintenance for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Multiple Myeloma (MM) Phase III 2434

The study is designed as a Phase III, multicenter trial of tandem autologous transplants plus maintenance therapy versus the strategy of single autologous transplant plus consolidation therapy with lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone (RVD) followed by maintenance therapy or single autologous transplant plus maintenance therapy as part of upfront treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). Lenalidomide will be used as maintenance therapy for three years in all arms.

Bill Bensinger, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients meeting the criteria for symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM).
  • Patients who are 70 years of age, or younger, at time of enrollment.
  • Patients who have received at least two cycles of any regimen as initial systemic therapy and are within 2 - 12 months of the first dose of initial therapy (this time frame excludes the time for mobilization therapy).
  • Patients must be able to receive high-dose melphalan within 8 weeks after the initiation of mobilization therapy whether delivered at the transplant center or at a referring center.
  • Cardiac function: left ventricular ejection fraction at rest greater than 40 percent.
  • Hepatic: bilirubin less than 2 times the upper limit of normal and ALT and AST less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal.
  • Renal: Creatinine clearance of grater than or equal to 40 mL/min, estimated or calculated.
  • Pulmonary: DLCO, FEV1, FVC grater than 50 percent of predicted value (corrected for hemoglobin).
  • Patients with an adequate autologous graft defined as a cryopreserved PBSC graft containing greater than or equal to 4 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg patient weight. The graft may not be CD34+ selected or otherwise manipulated to remove tumor or other cells. The graft can be collected at the transplanting institution or by a referring center. The autograft must be stored so that there are two products each containing at least 2 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg patient weight.
  • Signed informed consent form.
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who never fulfill the criteria for symptomatic MM.
  • Patients with purely non-secretory MM [absence of a monoclonal protein (M protein) in serum as measured by electrophoresis and immunofixation and the absence of Bence Jones protein in the urine defined by use of conventional electrophoresis and immunofixation techniques]. Patients with light chain MM detected in the serum by free light chain assay are eligible.
  • Patients with plasma cell leukemia.
  • Karnofsky performance score less than 70 percent.
  • Patients with greater than grade 2 sensory neuropathy (CTCAE).
  • Patients with uncontrolled bacterial, viral or fungal infections (currently taking medication and progression of clinical symptoms).
  • Patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or has New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities. Prior to study entry, any ECG abnormality at Screening has to be documented by the investigator as not medically relevant.
  • Patient has hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron or mannitol.
  • Patient has received other investigational drugs with 14 days before enrollment.
  • Patients with prior malignancies except resected basal cell carcinoma or treated cervical carcinoma in situ or other cancer treated with curative intent greater than 5 years previously. Cancer treated with curative intent less than 5 years previously will not be allowed unless approved by the Protocol Officer or one of the Protocol Chairs.
  • Female patients who are pregnant (positive B-HCG) or breastfeeding.
  • Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) or men who have sexual contact with FCBP unwilling to use contraceptive techniques during the length of lenalidomide maintenance therapy.
  • Prior allograft or prior autograft.
  • Patients who have received mid-intensity melphalan (greater than 50 mg IV) as part of prior therapy.
  • Patients unable or unwilling to provide informed consent.
  • Prior organ transplant requiring immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Patients with disease progression prior to enrollment.
  • Patients who have received lenalidomide as initial therapy for MM and have experienced toxicities resulting in treatment discontinuation.
  • Patients who experienced thromboembolic events while on full anticoagulation during prior therapy with lenalidomide or thalidomide.
  • Patients unwilling to take DVT prophylaxis.
Last Updated
September 10, 2014
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