Phase I Clinical Trial to Assess Safety of UV Phototherapy for the Prevention of GVHD Post Allogeneic SCT
The primary goal of thos study is to assess safety of Ultraviolet (UV) Phototherapy for the Prevention of Graft versus Host Disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (Phase I - Clinical trial). Following allogeneic BMT, patients will be placed on standard GVHD preventive therapy (cyclosporine).
Secondary goals -
- monitoring immune system recovery
- the influence of stem cells origin on therapy and/orGVHD prevention
- the influence of UV-c treatment on survival
clinical data and samples will be collected, during UV-c therapy, 100 days after discharge & 6 months after discharge - to examine the long-term effect of UV-c treatment on the patient's GVHD status.
|Allogeneic Transplantation (Non T-cell Depleted)||Device: EUMATRON - EN 600 NT||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Phase I - Clinical Trial to Assess Safety of Ultraviolet (UV) Phototherapy for the Prevention of Graft Versus Host Disease After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation|
- safety and tolerability of UV-c phototherapy for the Prevention of Graft versus Host Disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- monitoring immune system recovery, influence on survival rates, influence of stem cells origin on treatment & prevention of GVHD [ Time Frame: 100 days, 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
10 patients after allogeneic BMT (non T-depleted).
Device: EUMATRON - EN 600 NT
frequency - once a week, starting 4 days after transplantation for four weeks (total of 4 treatments) each treatment will last ~20 minutes. In addition - standard GVHD preventive protocol will be given to patients (including cyclosporine and steroids - if necessary)
Other Name: EN 600 NT
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00524953
|Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Principal Investigator:||Reuven Or, MD||Bone Marrow transplantation, cancer immunotherapy & immunobiology research center, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein - Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel|