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La Jolla, California 92037


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of arsenic trioxide in treating patients who have relapsed or refractory stage II or stage III multiple myeloma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate of patients with relapsed or refractory stage II or III multiple myeloma treated with arsenic trioxide. II. Determine the overall and relapse-free survival rates of patients treated with this drug. III. Determine the safety profile of this drug in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients receive arsenic trioxide IV on days 1-5 and 8-12. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses. Patients are followed at 4 weeks after the last treatment dose. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 55 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of multiple myeloma Stage II or III (Durie-Salmon) Relapsed or refractory to conventional therapy No monoclonal gammopathy or indolent or smoldering myeloma Measurable disease by serum and urine M protein and/or plasmacytoma PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: 3 months Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count greater than 1,200/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin greater than 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT/SGPT less than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Absolute QT interval less than 460 msec in the presence of normal potassium and magnesium levels PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 28 days since prior biologic therapy Chemotherapy: No more than 3 prior chemotherapy regimens, including no more than 2 cytotoxic regimens AND 1 high-dose cytotoxic regimen as part of stem cell transplantation Endocrine therapy: At least 28 days since prior endocrine therapy Radiotherapy: At least 28 days since prior radiotherapy (except for focal radiotherapy for symptom control) Surgery: Not specified

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Brief Title:

Arsenic Trioxide in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Official Title:

Phase II Study of Arsenic Trioxide in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Overall Status:

Active, not recruiting

Study Phase:

Phase 2



Minimum Age:

18 Years

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Oversight Authority:

United States: Federal Government

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Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Carolyn Paradise, MD
Study Chair
Cell Therapeutics

Study Dates

Start Date:January 2001
Verification Date:June 2002
Last Changed Date:November 16, 2008
First Received Date:June 6, 2001

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug
Name:arsenic trioxide

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Industry
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:Cell Therapeutics

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

There are no available Study References

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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