Fludarabine, Busulfan, and Antilymphocyte Globulin Followed by Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Older Patients With Hematological Cancer
RATIONALE: Giving low doses of chemotherapy before a donor stem cell transplant using stem cells that closely match the patient's stem cells, helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It also stops the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells. The donated stem cells may replace the patient's immune cells and help destroy any remaining cancer cells (graft-versus-tumor effect). Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells. Giving antilymphocyte globulin before transplant may stop this from happening.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well fludarabine, busulfan, and antilymphocyte globulin together with donor stem cell transplant works in treating older patients with hematological cancer.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Biological: therapeutic immune globulin
Drug: fludarabine phosphate
Procedure: allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Allogeneic Transplant of Hematopoietic Stem Cells From a Compatible Family Donor in the Treatment of Patients Over 55 Years With Hematological Malignancies|
- Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant-related mortality [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To assess non-relapse or progression-related mortality at 1 year in patients over 55 with hematological malignancies undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a matched related, filgrastim (G-CSF)-mobilized donor and treated with conditioning comprising fludarabine phosphate, busulfan, and anti-lymphocyte globulin.
- To assess the incidence of graft-versus-host disease in these patients.
- To assess the incidence of relapse in these patients.
- To assess cellular recovery in these patients.
- To assess myeloid and lymphocyte chimerism in these patients.
- To study the usual clinical and biological aspects of the transplantation in these patients.
- To study the impact of the Charlson score and the suitability for allogeneic transplantation score on mortality and 1-year survival.
- To assess the quality of life (QLQ-C30) of these patients.
- To study the economic cost of transplantation from conditioning to 1 year post-transplant.
- To study the mobilization and collection of progenitor stem cells in the donors.
- To study the psychological impact of donating stem cells on the donors.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
- Conditioning: Patients receive fludarabine phosphate IV over 30 minutes on days -5 through -1, busulphan IV over 2 hours every 6 hours on days -4 and -3, and anti-lymphocyte globulin IV over 4 hours on days -2 and -1.
- Transplantation: Patients undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem call transplantation on day 0.
Patients complete a quality of life survey (QLQ-C30). After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every month for 6 months and then every 3 months for 6 months.
|Marseille Institute of Cancer - Institut J. Paoli and I. Calmettes|
|Marseille, France, 13273|
|Investigator:||Didier Blaise, MD||Institut Paoli-Calmettes|