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Last refreshed on: 19 October 2017
Main ID:  NCT00075608
Date of registration: 09/01/2004
Prospective Registration: No
Primary sponsor: Boston Medical Center
Public title: 2nd Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Patients With Persistent/Recurrent (AL) Amyloidosis
Scientific title: Phase II Trial of Second Autologous Transplantation in AL Amyloidosis
Date of first enrolment: August 2001
Target sample size: 12
Recruitment status: Terminated
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:   
Phase:  Phase 2
Countries of recruitment
United States
Name:     Karen Quillen, MD
Affiliation:  Boston Medical Center
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria:


- Histologically confirmed AL amyloidosis

- Persistent or recurrent disease after 1 course of prior high-dose chemotherapy

- Previously treated with autologous stem cell transplantation

- Significant initial improvement in organ function after prior high-dose melphalan,
defined by at least 1 of the following:

- Complete hematologic remission (e.g., absence of monoclonal spike by
immunofixation in serum and urine AND less then 5% plasma cells in bone marrow
with no clonal predominance) OR partial hematologic response (e.g., any decrease
in serum or urine monoclonal protein OR decrease in bone marrow plasmacytosis)

- Greater than 50% reduction in proteinuria with preservation of creatinine

- Greater than 50% reduction in alkaline phosphatase OR at least 2 cm decrease in
liver size by physical exam

- Subjective neurologic improvement, as confirmed by neurologist

- Cardiac stabilization of disease confirmed by echocardiography defined as less
than 2 mm increase in mean wall thickness and/or less than 20 g increase in left
ventricular mass

- Improvement in performance status* NOTE: *This criteria alone does not constitute
significant improvement in organ function

- Prior stem cell yield must have been = 2 x 10^6 CD34+ cells/kg


Biologic therapy

- See Disease Characteristics


- See Disease Characteristics

- No chemotherapy after first transplantation

Endocrine therapy

- Not specified


- Not specified


- Not specified



- 18 to 65

Performance status

- Southwest Oncology Group- 0-2

Life expectancy

- More than 6 months


- See Disease Characteristics


- See Disease Characteristics


- See Disease Characteristics


- See Disease Characteristics

- Left ventricular ejection fraction = 45% by multiple gated acquisition scan or


- diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide = 50%

Exclusion Criteria:

- No myelodysplastic syndromes

- No abnormal bone marrow cytogenetics


- Not pregnant or nursing

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

- Acceptable toxicity from first transplantation, confirmed by the transplant team

- HIV negative

- No other concurrent malignancy except treated skin cancer

Age minimum: 18 Years
Age maximum: 65 Years
Gender: All
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Multiple Myeloma
Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: melphalan
Procedure: autologous stem cell transplantation
Procedure: stem cell infusion
Primary Outcome(s)
Evaluate Immune Reconstitution [Time Frame: 3 months after treatment and annually]
Feasibility and Tolerability [Time Frame: 3 months after treatment and annually]
Response and Durability of Response [Time Frame: 3 months after treatment and annually]
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
Results available: Yes
Date Posted: 27/01/2017
Date Completed:
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