Novel Support Options in Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 14-007210
    NCT ID: NCT02274519
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-007210

About this study

Does Tai Chi Easy (TCEasy), a simple and repetitive form of exercise that consists of movements with meditation, improve quality of life in those afflicted with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation?

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Multiple myeloma
  • 18 years of age or greater
  • English speaking
  • General proficiency to read and write in English
  • Able to attend training session per study protocol
  • ECOG performance status 0-1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently performs Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Yoga at least once weekly or more
  • Syncopal event in prior 60 days
  • Current Grade 3 or > neuropathy
  • Concurrent major depressive disorder or anxiety disorder (DSMIV)
  • Chronic Dizziness and/or vestibular disorders

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nandita Khera, M.D., M.P.H.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Meha Sharma


Additional contact information

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