Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor to Reduce Oral Mucositis in Hematologic Malignancy Patients Undergoing Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation After Radiation and High-dose Chemotherapy
Radiotherapy and high dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is frequently used as treatment for patients with cancers of the bone marrow or lymph nodes such as Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma. A common side effect of the radiotherapy and high dose chemotherapy is mucositis (inflammation of the inside of the mouth and throat resulting in pain and difficulty swallowing). Mucositis is often very severe such that patients receive intravenous nutrition and pain medication in the hospital.
In this study, an investigational recombinant human growth factor called Keratinocyte Growth Factor (rHuKGF) is being evaluated to determine its protective effect on the mucosal tissue and its ability to reduce the mouth and throat soreness.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor for Reduction of Mucositis in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Total Body Irradiation and High-dose Chemotherapy With Autologous PBPC Transplantation|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00041665