Creation of Bone Marrow Microenvironment for Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in Conjunction With Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Normal bone marrow function depends on the coexistence of normal hematopoietic stem cells and a microenvironment mostly located in the medullary part of the bones. Stem cells cannot function properly in the absence of an adequate microenvironment. Whereas in malignant and non-malignant hematologic diseases caused by a deficiency or abnormal stem cells, stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice that results in a cure, in diseases such as MDS, myelofibrosis, and other conditions associated with an abnormal microenvironment, pancytopenia may occur despite the presence of apparently normal hematopoietic cells with no recognizable cytogenetic abnormality.
We, the investigators at Hadassah Medical Organization, proved in experimental studies that the entire osteohematopoietic complex consisting of trabecular bone, hematopoietic microenvironment (of stromal origin) and hematopoietic tissue has been successfully transferred directly into ablated bone marrow cavity in a one-step transplantation procedure.
The goal of this study is to enhance hematopoiesis in patients with myelofibrosis syndrome by intraosseous inoculation of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) together with allogeneic bone marrow cells (BMC).
Device: DBM for creation of bone marrow microenvironment
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Creation of Bone Marrow Microenvironment for Treatment of MDS in Conjunction With Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00148980
|Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91120|
|Study Director:||Olga Gurevitch, PhD||Hadassah Medical Organization|