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Comparing Treatments for Multiple Myeloma

2014-08-27 03:59:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Some drugs have the ability to push stem cells (the cells responsible for producing new cell types) out of the bone marrow and into the blood stream. The steps involved in this process are still poorly understood. However, a better understanding of this process could lead to improved results in transplantation, cancer treatment, and contribute to the development of new genetic therapies for a wide variety of disorders.

In this study researchers plan to compare two different treatments, both that mobilize (push) stem cells out of the bone marrow into the blood stream. In addition, researchers will attempt to determine which is the most efficient at mobilizing blood cells of patients with multiple myeloma.

Information and knowledge gained from this study will help to design future transplantation and genetic therapy research studies.

Description

Some drugs, such as hematopoietic cytokines, result in mobilization of primitive stem cells out of the bone marrow space and into the blood, but the mechanisms of this process are still poorly understood. A better understanding of this process could greatly improve clinical results in transplantation, cancer treatment, and potentially genetic therapy of a wide variety of disorders. In this protocol, we will study two different mobilization treatments and compare how efficient they are at increasing the number of primitive cells in the blood in patients with multiple myeloma. These cells will be collected by apheresis, and used for autologous transplantation following high dose chemotherapy. This aggressive approach to treatment in multiple myeloma has been shown to improve remission rates and survival without active disease. The use of a larger number of blood stem cells may decrease the toxicity associated with the procedure. In the research laboratory, we will study a number of characteristics of the primitive cells in the blood and the bone marrow after treatment with the mobilizing drugs. These studies will help us to design future transplantation and genetic therapy protocols.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Multiple Myeloma

Intervention

Stemgen

Location

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Bethesda
Maryland
United States
20892

Status

Completed

Source

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:26-0400

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Shall we treat smoldering multiple myeloma in the near future?

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Early relapsed disease of multiple myeloma following up-front HDM-ASCT: a study based on the Danish Multiple Myeloma Registry in the period 2005 to 2014.

Daratumumab resistance is frequent in advanced stage multiple myeloma patients irrespectively of CD38 expression, and is related to dismal prognosis.

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A rare, aggressive variant of MULTIPLE MYELOMA characterized by the circulation of excessive PLASMA CELLS in the peripheral blood. It can be a primary manifestation of multiple myeloma or develop as a terminal complication during the disease.

Abnormal immunoglobulins characteristic of MULTIPLE MYELOMA.

An abnormal protein with unusual thermosolubility characteristics that is found in the urine of patients with MULTIPLE MYELOMA.

A pyrazine and boronic acid derivative that functions as a reversible PROTEASOME INHIBITOR. It is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT in the treatment of MULTIPLE MYELOMA and MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMA.

Class I human histocompatibility (HLA) antigens encoded by a small cluster of structural genes at the C locus on chromosome 6. They have significantly lower immunogenicity than the HLA-A and -B determinants and are therefore of minor importance in donor/recipient crossmatching. Their primary role is their high-risk association with certain disease manifestations (e.g., spondylarthritis, psoriasis, multiple myeloma).

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