Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial
Screening to Improve Survival in AL Amyloidosis
The purpose of this study is to see whether certain genes may be linked with the development of AL amyloidosis in subjects 60 years of age or older with the blood disorders SMM and MGUS. A limited repertoire of immunoglobulin (Ig) variable region genes have been associated with AL amyloidosis. The clonal plasma cells of subjects with SMM and MGUS may express one of these Ig variable region genes indicating a risk of progression to AL amyloidosis and potentially enabling early diagnosis. We hope this study will help us begin to understand whether Ig variable region gene identification can be a useful tool for assessing a subject's risk of progression to AL amyloidosis.
Patients 60 years of age and older
Diagnosed with λ LC MGUS or λ LC SMM
dFLC greater than 23 mg/L and κ::λ free LC ratio below normal
If the patient has an eGFR less than 50 mL/min/1.73m2, the κ::λ free LC ratio is inconsequential. The patient only needs to meet the age, dFLC, and λ LC MGUS or λ LC SMM diagnosis criteria in this case
Patients with κ LC MGUS or κ LC SMM
Amyloid in the bone marrow or in other biopsies will not be included
Patients younger than 60 years of age are not eligible
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