Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial
Scalp Cooling to Prevent Hair Loss in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma
This pilot study of scalp cooling with Penguin cold caps will examine the effectiveness of scalp cooling to reduce the development of hair loss in 30 patients with multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose chemotherapy with melphalan and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We will also assess the potential impact of hair loss versus the discomfort and inconvenience of the scalp cooling procedure.
Age â‰¥18 years
ECOG performance status â‰¤2
Confirmed multiple myeloma diagnosis
Hair covering â‰¥75% of scalp on physical exam at screening visit
Planning to undergo SOC high-dose chemotherapy with melphalan (dose to be used = 140 - 200 mg/m2 (with rounding per CSMC guidelines)) followed by an autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant.
Written informed consent obtained from subject and ability for subject to comply with the requirements of the study.
Prior or current use of any scalp cooling treatment
Hair covering < 75% of the scalp on physical exam at screening visit.
Medical History and Concurrent Diseases: Reynaud's disease, Cold sensitivity, Cold agglutinin disease, Cryoglobulinemia, Cryofibrinogenemia
Current spinal or neck injury that may interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the study, in the opinion of the treating investigator
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, malignancy, or other condition on the scalp that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
Current use of oxaliplatin
Current use of any other investigational agents
Contraindication to melphalan
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