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NCT00028886: Phase 3 - Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Thalidomide in Multiple Myeloma

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Thalidomide may stop the growth of cancer cells by stopping blood flow to the cancer. Peripheral blood stem cell transplant using stem cells from the patient or a donor may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy used to kill cancer cells. The donated stem cells may also help destroy any remaining cancer cells (graft-versus-tumor effect). It is not yet known whether chemotherapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell transplant is more effective with or without thalidomide in treating multiple myeloma.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying giving combination chemotherapy with thalidomide to see how well it works compared with giving combination chemotherapy without thalidomide in treating patients with multiple myeloma.

Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Multiple locations

International Study Identifier: NCT00028886

Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Study On The Effect Of Thalidomide Combined With Adriamycin, Dexamethasone (AD) And High Dose Melphalan In Patients With Multiple Myeloma


Thalidomide: National Cancer Institute

Thalidomide: MedlinePlus Drug Information


Donor versus no-donor comparison of newly diagnosed myeloma patients included in the HOVON-50 multiple myeloma study. Blood. 2012 Jun 28

A randomized phase 3 study on the effect of thalidomide combined with adriamycin, dexamethasone, and high-dose melphalan, followed by thalidomide maintenance in patients with multiple myeloma.

Blood. 2010 Feb 11

Thalidomide in induction treatment increases the very good partial response rate before and after high-dose therapy in previously untreated multiple myeloma.

Haematologica. 2008 Jan

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