Combination Plerixafor (AMD3100)and Bortezomib in Relapsed or Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Status: Recruiting
Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2
Diagnosis: Multiple Myeloma
NCT ID: NCT00903968 (View complete trial on
DFCI Protocol ID: 08-273


The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety of plerixafor and bortezomib, and the highest dose that can be given to people safely. Plerixafor appears to stop myeloma cells from attaching to bone marrow and has been used in other phase I studies for mobilization of stem cells for patients with myeloma and lymphoma. We have shown that the combination of plerixafor and bortezomib is very effective in killing myeloma cells in the laboratory more than the effect of each drug alone.


Conducting Institutions:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Overall PI:
Irene Ghobrial, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Site-responsible Investigators:
Caroline Block, MD, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Michael Constantine, M.D., Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Milford Hosptial

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Stacey Chuma, 617-632-4863,
Newton-Wellesley Hospital: NWH Oncology Research Newton-Wellesley Hospital,

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years of age or older - Must have received prior 1-5 therapies for their myeloma and have relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Prior therapy with bortezomib is allowed as long as they were not refractory to bortezomib - Monoclonal protein serum of 1gm/dL or greater or monoclonal light chain in the urine protein electrophoresis of 200 mg/24 hours or greater, or measurable light chains by free light chain assay of 10 mg/dL or greater, or measurable plasmacytoma - ECOG Performance Status 0, 1, or 2 - Laboratory values as outlined in the protocol Exclusion Criteria: - Uncontrolled infection - Cytotoxic chemotherapy < 3 weeks, or biologic or targeted novel therapy < 2 weeks, or corticosteroids < 2 weeks prior to registration. Patients may be receiving chronic corticosteroids if they are being given for disorders other than myeloma - Pregnant women - Nursing women - Men or women of child-bearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception - Other concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, or any ancillary therapy considered investigational - Known to be HIV positive - Radiation therapy < 2 weeks prior to registration
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