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Adoptive Immunotherapy for CMV Disease

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(the PI is no longer work at Hadassah)
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: April 7, 2011
Last verified: September 2005

Treatment strategy of patients:

Stem cell engraftment (myeloablative or NST) for induction of host vs graft myeloablative transplantation tolerance.

Whenever indicated, additional post NST DLI given in graded increment, to optimize control of GVHD.

Preparation of immune donor lymphocytes, either by donor immunization in-vitro with a CMV-specific peptide followed by administration of immunized donor lymphocytes, or by injection of donor lymphocytes and in-vivo sensitization of donor lymphocytes in the patient following DLI.

Pre-emptive treatment of seronegative patients at risk or patients with documented viremia or CMV disease with CMV-specific donor lymphocytes generated in-vivo in the donor or in the host by peptide immunization.

Consenting donors will be immunized with CMV-specific peptides, for induction of CTLs in-vivo following subcutaneous inoculation of peptides with adjuvant or donor APC pulsed with relevant peptides.

Condition Intervention Phase
CMV Disease
Biological: CMV vaccine
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prevention and Treatment of CMV Disease by Adoptive Immunotherapy With Immune Donor Lymphocytes in Conjunction With Non-myeloablative Stem Cell Transplantation (NST)

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Induce and amplify T cell-mediated immunotherapy against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in stem cell allograft recipients.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate toxicity of the procedure.

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: February 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • For Patient:
  • Consenting patients with indication for myeloablative BMT or NST with an HLA matching sibling available, for transplant.
  • Patients at risk of CMV disease including seronegative patients; patients with seronegative donors, and seronegative donor for sero positive patients.
  • Patients with resistant CMV viremia or CMV disease not responding to conventional treatment with ganciclovir, or Foscarnet.
  • Patients with HLA phenotype for which a relevant peptide for CMV exists.
  • For Donor:
  • Consenting sibling >18 years old.
  • HLA phenotype for which a relevant peptide for CMV exists.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • For Patient:
  • Patients with severe resistant GVHD where there may be a risk to administer DLI or immunized donor lymphocytes.
  • For Donor:
  • Consenting sibling >18 years old.
  • HLA phenotype for which a relevant peptide for CMV exists.
  • Donor with an infectious disease (e.g. HIV-1; HBV, etc.)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00159055

Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Shimon Slavin, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00159055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 280303-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: April 7, 2011 processed this record on May 22, 2017