Clinical Trials & Research Studies

A Phase II Trial If Nivolumab Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in High Risk Smoldering Myeloma


Brief description of study

This research study is evaluating a new drug called "nivolumab" as a possible treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma in order to prevent or postpone development of active multiple myeloma. - Patients with smoldering multiple myeloma do not have symptoms but are at risk for progressing to active multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell, which is an important part of the immune system. Patients with active multiple myeloma generally require treatment.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02903381

Detailed Study Description

- This research study is a Phase II clinical trial, which tests the effectiveness of an investigational drug(s). The investigational drugs used in this research study are; - nivolumab - lenalidomide - dexamethasone. - Preliminary experience suggests that the combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone may prevent or postpone smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) from becoming active multiple myeloma. The purpose of this research study is to determine if the addition of nivolumab may improve the rate of prevention in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone. - "Investigational" means that the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has not approved the combination of nivolumab, lenalidomide and dexamethasone as a treatment regimen. - Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug derived from thalidomide. Lenalidomide works by stopping blood flow to your cancer cells and signaling your cancer cells to die off. The FDA has approved lenalidomide for the treatment of many types of cancer including multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes. - Dexamethasone, also FDA approved, is a type of steroid and is usually combined with other chemotherapy for the treatment of blood cancers, such as myeloma and leukemias. - Nivolumab is approved by the FDA for some lung cancers, some skin cancers, some kidney cancers, and Hodgkin lymphoma. It is currently being evaluated for use in the treatment of several other types of cancers. Nivolumab may kill or stop cancer cells from growing by blocking a signal in the cells allowing the immune system to fight the cancer. This drug is a human monoclonal antibody, which is a molecule that is made in a laboratory that is designed to act identically to cells in the immune system.

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To: Research Study Investigator
Subject: I am interested in participating in your Research Study
Dear Investigator,
I'm interested in learning more about and participating in your research study named: A Phase II Trial If Nivolumab Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in High Risk Smoldering Myeloma
Included below is some of my health information:
  1. Condition = Multiple Myeloma
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