A Study of a Plant-Based Diet in People With Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) or Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM)

Study Purpose

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.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Interventional
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - BMI ≥25.
  • - Confirmed diagnosis of MGUS or SMM.
  • - M spike (immunoglobulin) ≥0.2 g/dL or abnormal free light chain ratio with increased level of the appropriate involved light chain.
  • - Secretory disease.
  • - Age ≥18 years.
  • - Willingness to comply with all study-related procedures.
  • - ECOG performance status of 0-3.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Patients that already follow a whole foods plant based or vegan diet (ovo-lactovegetarian diets are not excluded) - Nut or legume allergy.
  • - Concurrent participation in weight loss/dietary/exercise programs.
  • - Mental impairment leading to inability to cooperate.
  • - Enrollment onto any other therapeutic investigational study.
  • - Concurrent pregnancy.
  • - 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

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT04920084
Phase

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N/A
Lead Sponsor

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Urvi Shah, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Other
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance, Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Study Website: View Trial Website
Arms & Interventions

Arms

Experimental: Plant-based meals

Patients who will be administered a whole-foods plant-based diet for 12 weeks with nutrition counselling for 24 weeks.

Interventions

Other: - Plant based meals

For 12 weeks, patients will receive two premade meals per day, for lunch and dinner, prepared and shipped weekly by U.S.-based WFPBD company Plantable. The meals will have a low glycemic index and contain vegetables, whole grains, and plant-based fats that have undergone minimal processing. Instructions will be provided for food storage and reheating. Detailed recommendations for snacks and breakfasts meeting the standard of a WFPBD will also be given to supplement their daily calorie needs with access to an online portal from Plantable which contains education materials and access to a coach daily for 24 weeks.

Contact a Trial Team

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 07920

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth, Middletown, New Jersey

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth

Middletown, New Jersey, 07748

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen, Montvale, New Jersey

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen

Montvale, New Jersey, 07645

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack, Commack, New York

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack

Commack, New York, 11725

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MBBS

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester, Harrison, New York

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester

Harrison, New York, 10604

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York, 10065

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau, Uniondale, New York

Status

Recruiting

Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau

Uniondale, New York, 11553

Site Contact

Urvi Shah, MD

shahu@mskcc.org

212-639-7016