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Behavioural Intervention

Plant-Based Diet With Supplements for Multiple Myeloma

Led By Urvi Shah, MBBS
Research Sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age ≥18 years
Confirmed diagnosis of MGUS or SMM
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 weeks
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Study Summary

This trial looks at how a plant-based diet, omega-3s and curcumin affect butyrate levels in the stool of people with MGUS or SMM.

Who is the study for?
Adults diagnosed with MGUS or SMM who are interested in a plant-based diet and willing to follow study procedures can join. They must have specific blood protein levels based on their condition type, be able to cook plant-based recipes, and not already be on such a diet. Exclusions include drug use, other clinical trials participation, severe food allergies, heavy alcohol consumption, certain infections needing treatment first.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial is testing the effects of a whole foods plant-based diet supplemented with omega-3 from algae and curcumin versus placebo supplements on butyrate levels in stool over at least 12 weeks for those with MGUS or SMM.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include digestive changes due to dietary adjustments. Allergies could occur if participants react to any ingredients in the supplements or new foods introduced through the plant-based diet.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I have been diagnosed with MGUS or SMM.
I can care for myself but may not be able to do heavy physical work.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Changes in stool butyrate levels

Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Whole Foods Plant-based DietExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
For 12 weeks, on the WFPBD arm, patients will receive two premade meals per day, for lunch and dinner for 6 days weekly, prepared and shipped by U.S.-based WFPBD company Plantable weekly.
Group II: SupplementsExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
For 12 weeks on the supplement arm, patients will be given algae omega 3 supplements (QWell pharmaceuticals) and curcumin supplements (Sabinsa pharmaceuticals) twice daily.
Group III: PlaceboPlacebo Group1 Intervention
For 12 weeks on the placebo arm, patients will be given placebo supplements twice daily (QWell and Sabinsa pharmaceuticals).

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Sabinsa pharmaceuticalsUNKNOWN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
1,935 Previous Clinical Trials
588,705 Total Patients Enrolled
80 Trials studying Multiple Myeloma
86,017 Patients Enrolled for Multiple Myeloma

Media Library

Whole Foods Plant-based Diet (Behavioural Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05640843 — N/A
Multiple Myeloma Research Study Groups: Whole Foods Plant-based Diet, Placebo, Supplements
Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial 2023: Whole Foods Plant-based Diet Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05640843 — N/A
Whole Foods Plant-based Diet (Behavioural Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05640843 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many locations are executing this experiment?

"Presently, 7 medical centres are recruiting participants for this research study. These sites can be found in Montvale, Commack and Harrison as well as several other cities nearby. To ease the burden of travel, it is advised that those wishing to join select a clinic near their location."

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How many participants are currently involved in this medical experiment?

"Affirmative. Records accessible on clinicaltrials.gov show that this clinical trial, which was first made available to the public on November 29th 2022, is actively recruiting participants. A total of 150 volunteers must be recruited across 7 distinct medical centres."

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Could potential participants enroll in this research endeavor?

"Clinicaltrials.gov verifies that the trial is in an enrollment phase, which was initiated on November 29th 2022 and revised at a later date of the same month."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
British Columbia
New York
What site did they apply to?
Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge (All Protocol Activities)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester (All Protocol Activities)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (All Protocol Activities)
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
~96 spots leftby Nov 2026