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Donor White Blood Cell Infusions and Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Relapsed Advanced Lymphoid Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00248430
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2010
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as melphalan, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. An autologous stem cell transplant using the patient's stem cells may be able to replace blood-forming cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. Giving white blood cells from a donor may help the patient's body destroy any remaining cancer cells. Interleukin-2 may stimulate the white blood cells to kill cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects of donor white blood cell infusions and interleukin-2 and to see how well they work in treating patients who are undergoing an autologous stem cell transplant for relapsed advanced lymphoid cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Graft Versus Host Disease Leukemia Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm Biological: aldesleukin Biological: therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes Drug: melphalan Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the feasibility and toxicity of haploidentical related donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) and interleukin-2, in terms of acute graft-versus-host-disease, graft failure, and transplant-related mortality, in patients with relapsed advanced lymphoid malignancies undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation.


  • Determine the extent, degree, and duration of donor chimerism in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine, preliminarily, activity of haploidentical DLI, as measured by complete response rate, in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot study.

Patients receive high-dose melphalan IV over 15-60 minutes on day -2 and undergo autologous stem cell transplantation on day 0. Patients receive haploidentical related donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) IV on days 1, 5*, and 10* and interleukin-2 (IL-2) IV continuously on days 1-12.

NOTE: *DLI are not administered on days 5 or 10 if grade 3 or 4 graft-versus-host disease is present

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed monthly for 3 months and then every 3-12 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I-II Trial of Adoptive Immunotherapy Using Haploidentical, Related Donor-Lymphocyte Infusions and IL-2 After Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Advanced Lymphoid Malignancies
Study Start Date : August 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility
  2. Toxicity

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Extent, degree, and duration of donor chimerism
  2. Complete response rate

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of 1 of the following advanced lymphoid malignancies:

    • Multiple myeloma, meeting both of the following criteria:

      • Deletion of chromosome 13
      • Elevated pre-transplant lactic dehydrogenase
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

      • Failed ≥ 2 prior conventional chemotherapy regimens, including fludarabine
    • Small lymphocytic lymphoma
    • Follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

      • Received ≥ 3 prior conventional chemotherapy regimens
    • Mantle cell lymphoma

      • Received ≥ 3 prior conventional chemotherapy regimens
  • Predicted poor outcome and relapsed disease after undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation ≥ 6 months ago
  • Measurable disease, defined as any evidence of disease by scans or blood or urine analysis
  • At least 8 x 10^6 autologous CD34-positive cells/kg available for transplantation

    • Stem cell mobilization allowed
  • Haploidentical related donor available

    • Sex-mismatched
    • Identical for 1 HLA haplotype AND mismatched for ≥ 1 HLA-A, -B, -C, or DRB1 locus of the unshared haplotype
    • No HLA-identical related or unrelated donor available
  • Not eligible for first-line autologous stem cell transplantation on protocol FHCRC-1368.00, FHCRC-1366.00, FHCRC-1461.00, or FHCRC-1595.00
  • No bulky disease, defined as total volume of all measurable tumor > 500 cc
  • No CNS disease resistant to therapy



  • 18 to 69

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Liver function tests or liver enzymes ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal


  • Not specified


  • Ejection fraction ≥ 45%
  • No symptomatic cardiac disease


  • DLCO ≥ 50%


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • HIV Negative
  • No active infection


Biologic therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No concurrent contrast dye during and for 3 weeks after completion of interleukin-2 administration

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00248430

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United States, Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1023
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1024
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Principal Investigator: William I. Bensinger, MD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00248430    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1838.00
CDR0000430694 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ )
First Posted: November 4, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010
Keywords provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:
graft versus host disease
stage II multiple myeloma
stage III multiple myeloma
refractory multiple myeloma
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
stage III mantle cell lymphoma
stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Graft vs Host Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-HIV Agents