Purine Analog-Based Conditioning in Patients With Severe Aplastic Anemia
- To determine the feasibility and toxicity of employing purine-analog based conditioning for allogeneic donor stem cell transplantation in patients with severe aplastic anemia (AA).
- To determine the engraftment kinetics and degree of chimerism that can be achieved with this strategy.
Drug: Antithymocyte Globulin
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Purine Analog-Based Conditioning for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Severe Aplastic Anemia|
- Number of Patients With Engraftment Response [ Time Frame: First 100 days post transplant. ]Engraftment defined as (1) the first of three consecutive days of an Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >500/mL (b) the first of seven consecutive days of an unsupported platelet count 20,000. Patient needs to survive at least 28 days to be evaluable for engraftment. Chimerism studies need to demonstrate donor-derived hematopoiesis (>90%)
|Study Start Date:||December 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Fludarabine + Cyclophosphamide + ATG
Fludarabine 30 mg/m^2/day by vein (IV), Cyclophosphamide IV 300 mg/m^2/day, ATG (Antithymocyte Globulin) IV 3.75 mg/kg/day
30 mg/m^2 by vein daily over 30 minutes
Other Names:Drug: Cyclophosphamide
300 mg/m^2 by vein daily over 2 hours
Other Names:Drug: Antithymocyte Globulin
3.75 mg/kg by vein daily over 4 hours
Before treatment starts, patients will have their bone marrow checked and will have lung, heart, and kidney tests.
Patients in this study will receive the drugs fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and antithymocyte globulin by vein through a previously inserted plastic catheter that extends into the large chest vein. Fludarabine will be given daily for four days, cyclophosphamide will given daily for four days, and antithymocyte globulin will be given daily for four days (three days for related donor transplants).
Two days after the last dose of cyclophosphamide, donor marrow or stem cells will be infused through a catheter (thin plastic tube). Drugs will be given to lower the chance of an allergic reaction to the stem cells. Patients will also get shots of filgrastim (a drug that helps white blood cell growth) and antibiotics by mouth. The blood cell counts will fall to low levels during the first 2 weeks when patients may need transfusions of red blood cells and platelets. The chemotherapy will be given in the hospital. After the infusion of stem cells, patients will be monitored in the hospital. They will later be closely followed as outpatients and will be required to remain in the Houston area for about three months after the transplant.
Drugs (cyclosporine and methotrexate) to lower the chance of graft-versus-host disease will be given. Cyclosporine will be given as a continuous infusion starting 2 days before transplantation. Methotrexate will be given through the catheter on Days 1, 3, 6 and 11 after transplantation. Cyclosporine will be given as pills when the patient is able to swallow. Cyclosporine will be continued for no less than 6 months after transplantation after which it will be gradually stopped. The drug tacrolimus may be used instead of cyclosporine.
Blood, urine, bone marrow, and x-ray exams will be done as needed to monitor the results of bone marrow transplantation. Patients may require blood and platelet transfusions. Blood tests will be done daily while hospitalized and several times a week until the blood counts recover. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsies will be performed before the transplant, when the donated cells show signs of engraftment, and at other times during the next 1 to 3 years. They will be done to evaluate the growth of the transplant marrow, possible recurrence of malignancy, and recovery of immunity. If this treatment proves unsuccessful in more than three of the first ten patients, the study will be stopped.
This is an investigational study. The FDA has approved all of the drugs in this study for other indications. Up to 30 patients will be treated on this study. All will be enrolled at M.D. Anderson.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00427336
|United States, Texas|
|U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Paolo Anderlini, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|