Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial
A Study of a Plant-Based Diet in People With Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) or Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM)
This study will test whether a plant-based diet is practical (feasible) for overweight people with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) or smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM). The researchers will decide how practical the diet is by looking at how much weight participants lose and how well they are able to stick to the diet. The researchers will also determine whether the diet is effective in preventing multiple myeloma in participants. In addition, they will look at how safe the plant-based diet is for participants, and see if the diet affects participants' quality of life.
Confirmed diagnosis of MGUS or SMM
M spike (immunoglobulin) â‰¥0.2 g/dL or abnormal free light chain ratio with increased level of the appropriate involved light chain
Age â‰¥18 years
Willingness to comply with all study-related procedures
ECOG performance status of 0-3
Interest to learn to cook plant based recipes
Patients that already follow a whole foods plant based or vegan diet (ovo-lactovegetarian diets are not excluded)
Severe allergies, such as anaphylactic shock to peanuts
Concurrent participation in weight loss/dietary/exercise programs
Mental impairment leading to inability to cooperate
Enrollment onto any other therapeutic investigational study
Patients with a known diagnosis of diabetes mellitus will not be excluded but will need to be followed regularly with an endocrinologist/primary care physician during the trial period.
Positive HBV, HCV, HIV PCR testing
Non English speaking
â‰¥ Grade 2 electrolyte abnormalities as defined by CTCAEv5.0 (need to be resolved before enrolling on study)
If in the opinion of the investigator there maybe any concerns regarding the ability of the patient to complete the study safely
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There are 7 Locations for this study
Basking Ridge New Jersey, 07920, United States
Middletown New Jersey, 07748, United States
Montvale New Jersey, 07645, United States
Commack New York, 11725, United States
Harrison New York, 10604, United States
New York New York, 10065, United States
Uniondale New York, 11553, United States
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