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Claims for Patent: 8,648,095

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Claims for Patent: 8,648,095

Title:Methods for treating multiple myeloma using 3-(4-amino-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroisoindol-2-yl)-piperidine-2,6-dione in combination with proteasome inhibitor
Abstract: Methods of treating, preventing and/or managing cancer as well as and diseases and disorders associated with, or characterized by, undesired angiogenesis are disclosed. Specific methods encompass the administration of an immunomodulatory compound alone or in combination with a second active ingredient. The invention further relates to methods of reducing or avoiding adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy or immunotherapy which comprise the administration of an immunomodulatory compound. Pharmaceutical compositions, single unit dosage forms, and kits suitable for use in methods of the invention are also disclosed.
Inventor(s): Zeldis; Jerome B. (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee: Celgene Corporation (Summit, NJ)
Application Number:13/488,888
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating multiple myeloma, which comprises cyclically administering to a patient having multiple myeloma: (a) about 1 to about 50 mg per day of a compound having the formula: ##STR00009## or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or stereoisomer thereof for 21 consecutive days followed by seven consecutive days of rest from administration of said compound in a 28 day cycle, and (b) a therapeutically effective amount of dexamethasone.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the multiple myeloma is newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, smoldering multiple myeloma, refractory multiple myeloma, relapsed multiple myeloma, or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is a pharmaceutically acceptable stereoisomer.

5. The method of claim 4, wherein the stereoisomer is an enantiomerically pure R isomer.

6. The method of claim 4, wherein the stereoisomer is an enantiomerically pure S isomer.

7. The method of claim 1, which further comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of an additional active agent.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein the additional active agent is melphalan, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone, cyclophosphamide, biaxin, a proteasome inhibitor, or a combination thereof.

9. The method of claim 1, which further comprises autologous stem cell transplantation.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the multiple myeloma is smoldering multiple myeloma.

11. The method of claim 1, wherein the multiple myeloma is refractory multiple myeloma.

12. The method of claim 1, wherein the multiple myeloma is relapsed multiple myeloma.

13. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in the form of a capsule or tablet.

14. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in a capsule of 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg or 25 mg.

15. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount of about 25 mg per day.

16. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount of 15 mg per day.

17. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount of 10 mg per day.

18. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in an amount of 5 mg per day.

19. The method of claim 1, wherein the dexamethasone is administered in an amount of 40 mg per day on days 1-4 every 28 days.

20. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is ##STR00010## and is not a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or stereoisomer hereof.

21. The method of claim 14, wherein the capsule comprises the compound, lactose anhydrous, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate.

22. The method of claim 1, wherein the dexamethasone is orally administered in an amount of 40 mg once daily on days 1, 8, 15 and 22 of each 28 day cycle.

23. The method of claim 1, wherein the multiple myeloma is newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

24. The method of claim 1, wherein the compound is administered in a capsule in an amount of 1 mg to 50 mg.

25. The method of claim 24, wherein the capsule comprises the compound, lactose anhydrous, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate.
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