Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation Followed By Infusion of White Blood Cells in Treating Patients With AIDS-Related Lymphoma

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: NCT00024128
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Withdrawn prior to initiation.)
First Posted : October 21, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AIDS Malignancy Consortium

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Donor peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected by the body's normal tissues. Treatment with donor white blood cells may prevent this from happening.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of donor peripheral stem cell transplantation followed by infusions of donor white blood cells in treating patients who have AIDS-related lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphoma Biological: anti-thymocyte globulin Biological: therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: cyclosporine Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the response rate of patients with AIDS-related lymphoma treated with allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation followed by delayed donor leukocyte infusion.
  • Determine the complication rate of these patients treated with PBSC transplantation.
  • Determine the immune dysfunction and recovery of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 60 minutes on days -5 to -3. Patients who have not received prior mediastinal radiotherapy receive thymic radiotherapy on day -1. Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells are infused on day 0. Patients also receive anti-thymocyte globulin IV over 10-12 hours on days -1, 1, 3, and 5 and cyclosporine IV beginning on day -1, switching to oral when possible, and tapering until day 35.

In the absence of active acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and at least 2 weeks after completion of cyclosporine, patients receive an infusion of donor leukocytes on or before day 49. Patients may receive a second donor leukocyte infusion if there is evidence of persistent malignancy and no GVHD.

Patients are followed through day 100, on days 120, 180, 270, and 365, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 12-35 patients will be accrued for this study within 3-4 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Delayed Donor Leukocyte Infusions in Patients Receiving Allogeneic PBSC Following Conditioning With Non-myeloablative Regimen for AIDS-Related Lymphoma (NHL and HD)
Study Start Date : August 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    • Failed to achieve a complete remission with initial therapy OR
    • Relapsed after initial therapy
  • HIV-1 seropositive by Western Blot
  • Measurable or evaluable (e.g., pleural fluid involvement) disease
  • No leptomeningeal or parenchymal CNS involvement or active CNS leukemia
  • HLA-A, B, or DR antigen matched or 1 antigen mismatched related donor available
  • CD4 cell count greater than 100/mm3 (initial 12 patients) OR greater than 50/mm3 (subsequent patients)*
  • HIV RNA less than 110,000 copies/mL* NOTE: *Unless not receiving optimal anti-retroviral therapy as defined by current clinical standards



  • Physiologic 65 and under

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy:

  • Estimated disease-free survival less than 1 year


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Bilirubin no greater than 2 mg/dL
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN)*
  • SGOT or SGPT no greater than 3 times ULN*
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen negative NOTE: *Unless receiving indinavir


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL
  • Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min


  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No angina pectoris
  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • LVEF at least 45% by radionuclide ventriculography


  • No severe chronic obstructive lung disease
  • No symptomatic restrictive lung disease
  • DLCO greater than 50% predicted


  • No active uncontrolled infection
  • No history of cytomegalovirus retinitis or pneumonitis, even if treated
  • No other disease that would limit life expectancy
  • No symptomatic leukoencephalopathy
  • No neuropsychiatric abnormalities that would preclude transplantation
  • Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus (HTLV-1) antibody negative
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 1 week since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No concurrent chronic suppressive therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00024128

Sponsors and Collaborators
AIDS Malignancy Consortium
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: David T. Scadden, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Responsible Party: AIDS Malignancy Consortium Identifier: NCT00024128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMC-028
CDR0000068894 ( Other Identifier: NCI )
First Posted: October 21, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by AIDS Malignancy Consortium:
AIDS-related peripheral/systemic lymphoma
HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Antilymphocyte Serum
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors