Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, MN
Multiple Myeloma+2 More
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Multiple Myeloma

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a type of energy healing called Distance Reiki may help improve quality of life and immunity for individuals with cancer.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 3 primary outcomes and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Multiple Myeloma. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, approximately 5 weeks.

Approximately 5 weeks
Acceptability of Distance Reiki among multiple myeloma (MM) outpatients.
Baseline, approximately 5 weeks
Assessment of T-cell receptor repertoire and T-cell clonal diversity
Change in patient-reported overall quality of life
Change in patient-reported quality of life
Phenotypic characterization of circulating immune cells

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Distance Reiki
Placebo group

This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Distance Reiki
Other
Subjects will be scheduled for once a week session of distance Reiki for 4 weeks.
Sham Reiki
Other
Subjects will be scheduled for once a week session of Sham distance Reiki for 4 weeks.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: approximately 5 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly approximately 5 weeks for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
M. Q. L.
Martha Q. Lacy, Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic

Closest Location

Mayo Clinic in Rochester - Rochester, MN

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Computer and internet access with video conferencing availability
Age ≥ 18 years
Patients with Multiple Myeloma within 6 months of their Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
English Speaking

Patient Q&A Section

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

Can multiple myeloma be cured?

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The cure rate of multiple myeloma is now over 90%.[10] There is an improvement of the quality of life after each treatment, but quality of life remains a challenge. This can lead to depression and anxiety. A patient's mood can be improved with psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, or supportive-cognitive behavior therapy. If the symptoms cannot be controlled, physical therapy can be helpful to reduce pain and fatigue.

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What causes multiple myeloma?

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It has been hypothesized that [multiple myeloma](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/multiple-myeloma) may be a disease in which clonal expansion of a neoplastic cell may occur. The malignant cells in myeloma may develop into either malignant plasma cells or malignant myeloblastic cells. If the malignant plasma cells are large enough then they can grow into a myeloma tumor. This type of hypothesis could explain why there is a correlation between multiple myeloma and a history of immunodeficiency, such as a compromised immune system or premature aging. However, the myeloma cells do not have to be related; therefore, the malignant cells could be unrelated and they could develop in anyone who has a defect in a normal immune system.

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How many people get multiple myeloma a year in the United States?

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2,037 people were diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the country. The incidence of people with multiple myeloma is low in countries such as Denmark and Japan.

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What are the signs of multiple myeloma?

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There are a variety of symptoms of multiple myeloma. The presence of blood on urine in the urine, or blood in the sputum/trachea are other signs of multiple myeloma.\n

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What are common treatments for multiple myeloma?

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There are many different treatment options available for newly diagnosed and/or relapsed or refractory MM. All treatment options are discussed under each separate therapy section. It is only through careful analysis, evaluation and comparison of all treatment options that we hopefully can improve the quality of life in patients with MM.

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What is multiple myeloma?

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Multiple myeloma affects as many as 20% of people with multiple myeloma and asymptomatic people. It usually results in bone marrow swelling with an increase in the production of large numbers of lymphocytes or platelets and typically occurs before the age of 50. This cancer has a poor prognostic character and is more difficult to treat than other types of myeloma.

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What is the average age someone gets multiple myeloma?

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The age has increased, in contrast to the previous 40 years. Although treatment is much better than in the past, the survival time has decreased as the average age increases. Therefore, the age deserves to be evaluated as a new prognosis stratifier parameter of survival time for multiple myeloma.

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Does multiple myeloma run in families?

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The findings demonstrate that multiple myeloma is a hereditary disease but the degree of heritability is low, indicating that other genetic markers must be involved.

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What is the latest research for multiple myeloma?

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Multiple myeloma was the 12th most common cancer in the United States in 2004. It affects about 20,000 people, of whom 19,150 died in 2004 in the United States of America. Most reported cases with multiple myeloma and plasma cell neoplasia in the United States were of the IgM subtype, which account for about half of all cases of multiple myeloma. In 2006, multiple myeloma made up about one-third of all malignant neoplasms (tumors of the body) and 20% of all malignant neoplasms in children and adolescents in the United States. In 2007, multiple myeloma surpassed breast cancer with respect to the number of new cancer cases.

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What does treatment usually treat?

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Atypical multiple myeloma responds less to treatment than typical multiple myeloma when treated using current standards for treatment, though it often responds in response to treatment.

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What are the latest developments in treatment for therapeutic use?

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The present review discusses the recent (as of 2017) important medical advances about myeloma and its treatment. The developments in treatment of myeloma have included new chemotherapy regimens that require less [intense therapy.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating multiple myeloma?

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There have not been any new treatment developments made in recent years for patients with multiple myeloma. [Power (https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials)] provides you with [information on clinical trials, recent advancements for patients in research, and treatment options for your condition. [WithPower (https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/research)] and Pivotal Bio (https://www.pivotal.

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