Prospective Observation of the Incidence and Natural History of Monoclonal Gammopathy in Patients Undergoing Weight Reduction Surgery

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You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Monoclonal Gammopathy | obesity
  • Age: Between 30 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria
Male or female patients 30 years or older planning to undergo weight reduction surgery or planning to enter into a physician monitored weight loss program
Patients must be obese, defined as a BMI greater than or equal to 30 as calculated by the formula: weight in pounds / height squared x 703 = BMI
To remain in the study for the follow-up phase, the baseline screening test must indicate that a patient has MGUS
Exclusion Criteria
No history of any malignancy except: adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, curatively treated in-situ cancer of the cervix, or other solid tumors curatively treated with no evidence of disease for greater than or equal to 5 years
No concurrent or planned participation in randomized trials of weight loss
A patient will be excluded from the follow-up phase if the baseline screening test indicates they do not have MGUS

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