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Detroit, Michigan 48201


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin 1 in treating patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of bryostatin 1 administered as a 72-hour continuous infusion in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. II. Determine the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of bryostatin 1 in these patients. III. Determine the duration of response and survival following bryostatin 1 in these patients. OUTLINE: All patients receive bryostatin 1 by 72-hour continuous infusion every 2 weeks until disease progression or 2 courses beyond complete remission. Response is assessed after every 4 courses. Patients are followed for survival. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-25 evaluable patients will be entered into this study over 1.25 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Multiple myeloma of any stage that has failed 1 or 2 prior regimens (chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or both, or bone marrow transplantation) Evidence of disease progression required Ineligible for known treatment of higher potential efficacy One of the following protein criteria required: Quantifiable M-components of IgG, IgA, IgD, or IgE Urinary kappa or lambda light chain (Bence-Jones protein) excretion Re-treatment on this protocol allowed if disease relapsed after a complete remission PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL Transaminases less than 2.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No history of impaired cardiac status, e.g.: Severe coronary artery disease Cardiomyopathy Congestive heart failure Arrhythmia Other: No known AIDS or HIV infection No second malignancy within 5 years except: Adequately treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No pregnant or nursing women Effective contraception required of fertile patients during and for 2 months after study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy (8 weeks since mitomycin or nitrosoureas) and recovered Endocrine therapy: No concurrent steroids Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Ayad M. Al-Katib, MD, FACP
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Detroit, Michigan 48201
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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