SWOG clinical trial number

Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Phase III Trial Comparing Dexamethasone (DEX) to the Combination of DEX + CC-5013 in Patients with Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma who are Not Immediately Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Abbreviated Title
Phase III Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma
NCORP, Members, Medical Oncologists

Research committees



Dexamethasone CC-5013 (Lenalidomide)

Eligibility Criteria Expand/Collapse

Pts must have previously untreated multiple myeloma and not immediately be planning to undergo autologous stem cell transplant, with a measurable M-protein. Pts with non-secretory multiple myeloma are not eligible. Pts must have received no prior therapy for multiple myeloma, except localized radiation, provided this was not the sole site of evaluable disease. Pts must be greater than or equal to 18 years of age. Pts must have adequate liver, kidney and marrow function as defined per the protocol. Pts must not have uncontrolled, active infection requiring intravenous antiobiotics, NYHA Class III or Class IV heart failure, myocardial infarction within the last 6 months, history of treatment for clinically significant ventricular cardiac arrhythmias, poorly controlled hypertension, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, or other serious or psychiatric illness that could potentially interfere with the completion of treatment according to this protocol. Pts must have undergone an EKG within 28 days prior to registration. Zubrod PS of 0-3. Females of childbearing potential must have 2 negative pregnancy tests. The first test must be performed within 10-14 days prior to initiation of therapy, and the second test within 24 hours prior to initiating CC-5013. During CC-5013 therapy, pregnancy tests will be required every week for the first 4 weeks, then every 4 weeks if the pt has regular menstruation, or every 2 weeks if the pt's periods are irregular. Effective contraception must be used by pts for at least 4 weeks before beginning treatment, during treatment, during dose interruptiona and for 4 weeks following discontinuation of treatment. Reliable contraception is indicated even where there has been a history of infertility, unless due to hysterectomy or because the pt has been postmenopausal naturally for at least 24 consecutive months. Two reliable forms of contraception must be used simultaneously unless continuous abstinence from heterosexual contact is the chosen method. Females of childbearing potential should be referred to a qualified provider of contraceptive methods, if needed. Sexually mature females who have not undergone a hysterectomy or who have not been postmenopausal naturally for at least 24 consecutive months ar considered to be females of childbearing potential. A prescription for CC-5013 for a female of childbearing potential must not be issued by the prescriber until negative pregnancy tests have been verified by the prescriber. Male pts: It is not known whether CC-5013 is present in the semen of pts receiving the drug. Therefore, males must always use a latex condom during any sexual contact with females of childbearing potential even if they have undergone a successful vasectomy. The pt must use at least one highly effective method and one additional effective method at the same time. If the pt has sex without birth control or if for any reason the pt thinks she may be pregnant, she must immediately stop taking CC-5013 and immediately tell the doctor. No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, in situ breast cancer, or other cancer for which the pt has been disease free for at least 3 years. Institutions must have IRB approval of S0309. Pts must be offered participation in S0309. Institutions must have IRB approval of S0334. Pts must be offered participation in S0334. Pts who are unable to take either aspirin 325 mg/day by mouth or alternatively, enoxaparin 40 mg subcutaneously once per day, as a form of thrombotic prophylaxis are not eligible for this study unless they are already on therapeutic anti-coagulation.

Publication Information Expand/Collapse


Survival by Hispanic Ethnicity among Cancer Patients Participating in SWOG Clinical Trials

M Chavez-MacGregor;J Unger;A Moseley;S Ramsey;DL Hershman Cancer Apr 15;124(8):1760-1769; Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print]

PMid: PMID29370458 | PMC number: PMC5963502

Disease and outcome disparities in multiple myeloma: exploring the role of race/ethnicity in the Cooperative Group clinical trials

S Ailawadhi;S Jacobus;R Sexton;A Stewart;A Dispenzieri;M Hussein;JA Zonder;J Crowley;A Hoering;B Barlogie;R Orlowski;S Rajkumar Blood Cancer Journal, Jul 6;8(7):67

PMid: PMID29980678 | PMC number: PMC6035273

The association between ASCO Value framework and scientific and clinical impact of SWOG phase III clinical trials

V Nghiem;R Vaidya;M Banegas;D Hershman;J Unger AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (June 23-26, 2018, Seattle, WA), poster

Survival by Hispanic Ethnicity Among Cancer Patients participating in SWOG Clinical Trials

A Moseley;M Chavez-MacGregor;J Unger;S Ramsey;D Hershman Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting (May 20-23 2018, Portland, OR), oral presentation


History of diabetes and outcome among participants 65 or older in SWOG clinical trials

DL Hershman;C Till;JD Wright;S Ramsey;W Barlow;J Unger JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1200/CCI.17.00040 Publishedonlineonascopubs.org/journal/ccion November 20, 2017.


Disease and outcome disparities in multiple myeloma (MM): exploring the role of race/ethnicity and obesity in Cooperative Group Clinical Trials

S Ailawadhi;S Jacobus;R Sexton;AK Stewart;A Dispenzieri;MA Hussein;J Zonder;J Crowley;A Hoering;B Barlogie;R Orlowski;SV Rajkumar Blood 128:1192; American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (December 3-6, 2016, San Diego, CA), oral


Extended results of Southwest Oncology Group protocol S0232: durable responses achieved with lenalidomide (L) plus high-dose dexamethason (D) as first-line therapy for multiple myeloma

J Zonder;J Crowley;M Hussein;R Sexton;A Hoering;A Abidi;B Durie;B Barlogie Haematologica 96(s1):S78, poster #167 (International Myeloma Workshop)


Lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone compared with dexamethasone alone as initial therapy for multiple myeloma: a randomized Southwest Oncology Group phase III trial (S0232)

J Zonder;J Crowley;M Hussein;V Bolejack;D Moore, Sr.;B Whittenberger;M Abidi;B Durie;B Barlogie Blood 116(26):5838-5841;

PMid: PMID20876454 | PMC number: PMC3031379


A randomized Southwest Oncology Group study comparing dexamethasone (D) to lenalidomide + dexamethasone (LD) as treatment of newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM): impact of cytogenetic abnormalities on efficacy of LD, and updated overall study results

JA Zonder;JJ Crowley;V Bolejack;MA Hussein;DF Moore;B Whittenberger;MH Abidi;BG Durie;B Barlogie Journal of Clinical Oncology 26(15S):459s, #8521

Prevention of thalidomide- and lenalidomide-associated thrombosis in myeloma [PMID 18094721]

A Palumbo;SV Rajkumar;MA Dimopoulos;PG Richardson;J San Miguel;B Barlogie;J Harousseau;JA Zonder;M Cavo;M Zangari;M Attal;A Belch;S Knop;D Joshua;O Sezer;H Ludwig;D Vesole;J Blade;R Kyle;J Westin;D Weber;S Bringhen;R Niesvizky;A Waage;M von Lilienfeld-Toal;S Lonial;SJ Morgan;RZ Orlowski;K Shimizu;KC Anderson;M Boccadoro;BG Durie;P Sonneveld;MA Hussein Leukemia 22(2):414-423


Superiority of lenalidomide (Len) plus high-dose dexamethasone (HD) compared to HD alone as treatment of newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM): results of the randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled SWOG trial S0232

JA Zonder;J Crowley;MA Hussein;V Bolejack;DF Moore Sr;BP Whittenberger;MH Abidi;BGM Durie;B Barlogie Blood 110(11):#77


Thrombotic complications in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone: benefit of aspirin prophylaxis

JA Zonder;B Barlogie;BGM Durie;J McCoy;J Crowley;MA Hussein Blood (Letter to the Editor)


High incidence of thrombotic events observed in patients receiving lenalidomide (L) + dexamethasone (D) (LD) as first-line therapy for multiple myeloma (MM) without aspirin (ASA) prophylaxis

JA Zonder;BGM Durie;J McCoy;J Crowley;JB Zeldis;L Ghannam;B Barlogie Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts) 106(11): #3455