Immunophenotyping of Plasma Cells and Immune Effector Cells in Peripheral Whole Blood and Bone Marrow Samples From Multiple Myeloma (MM) Patients

Study Purpose

The objective of this study is to evaluate the immune profile of plasma cells and immune effector cells in paired peripheral whole blood and bone marrow samples from MM patients by standardized flow cytometry. The quantitative and/or qualitative variation of these immune effectors according to the different status of myeloma pathology (diagnosis, relapse or refractory). It is interesting to assess the extent to which a particular immune profile is associated with a better therapeutic response for a given treatment. In addition, the study will validate the stability of the samples between T0 (< 4 hours after sampling) and T0 + 72 hours.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Multiple myeloma without treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:


Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Principal Investigator

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

Regis Costello
Principal Investigator Affiliation AP-HM
Agency Class

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

Overall Status Not yet recruiting

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

Multiple Myeloma
Additional Details

Study the biomarkers recorded on plasma cells and normal leukocytes including T lymphocytes (naïve, effectors and memories), B lymphocytes, Treg, NK, monocytes as well as their activation markers (CD25, PD-1) in paired bone marrow and blood samples. Validate the pre-analytical stability of the samples between T0 (< 4 hours after sampling) and T0 + 72 hours. Secondary objectives: Validate the strategy of quantification of receptors on plasma cells by direct labeling in flow cytometry. Validate a new method for measuring receptor occupancy by a drug. Validate the pre-analytical stability of the absolute quantitative expression of the receptors and the specific marker CD138 on samples between T0 (< 4 hours after sampling) and T0 + 72 hours. The study will be enrolling 20 patients.

Contact Information

This trial has no sites locations listed at this time. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact the trial's primary contact:

Anaïs Maugard


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