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Natural Killer (NK) Cell Adback After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant With Campath-IH Plus Chemorx for Patients With Lymphoid Malignancies

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2007
Last updated: April 23, 2012
Last verified: April 2012

Primary objective:

  • To determine the safety of adback T- or Natural Killer (NK) cells in patients with lymphoid malignancies receiving allogeneic stem cell transplantation with Campath-IH containing conditioning regimen.

Secondary objective:

  • To determine the efficacy (disease-free-survival) of this strategy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: ARA-C
Drug: BCNU
Drug: Campath-1H
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Drug: Etoposide
Drug: Fludarabine
Drug: Melphalan
Drug: Rituximab
Other: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Radiation: Total body radiation (TBI)
Drug: Methotrexate
Drug: Tacrolimus
Procedure: Adback NK or T Cell
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: T-Cell or Natural Killer (NK) Cell Adback in Patients With Lymphoid Malignancies Receiving Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation With Campath-IH Containing Conditioning Regimens

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 6-month Treatment Related Mortality (TRM) [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
    Number of participant deaths in 6 months of T- cell or Natural killer (NK) cell adback treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • One-year Disease-free Survival (DFS) [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]
    Efficacy (disease-free-survival) defined as number of participants still living, without disease progression following T- cell or Natural killer (NK) cell adback. One-year disease-free survival (DFS) time estimated using the Kaplan-Meier estimator. Patients who experience disease recurrence considered to be a treatment failure event.

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: NK Cell/T-Cell Infusion
Possible Cell Adback - infusion NK cells or T-cells from donor given after blood stem cell transplantation for either Reduced intensity chemotherapy of campath, modified BEAM regimen of Campath-IH 15 mg intravenous (IV) Daily for 3 Days + BEAM Daily for 4 days (BCNU 300 mg/m^2 IV, Etoposide 100 mg/m^2 IV, Ara-C 100 mg/m^2 IV Daily for 4 days and Melphalan 100 mg/m^2 IV Over 30 Minutes for 1 Day) + Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours for 1 Day, followed by 1000 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours Weekly for 3 Weeks]; or Non-myeloablative Preparative Regimen [Fludarabine 30 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 1 Hour for 3 Days; Cyclophosphamide 1000 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 1 Hour for 3 Days; Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours for 1 Day, followed by 1000 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours Weekly for 3 Weeks; Campath-IH 15 mg IV Daily Over 30 Minutes for 3 Days; plus Total Body radiation (TBI)].
Drug: ARA-C
100 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 1 Hour for 4 Days
Other Names:
  • Cytarbine
  • Cytosar
  • DepoCyt
  • Cytosine Arabinosine Hydrochloride
Drug: BCNU
300 mg/m^2 IV Over 1 Hour for 1 Day
Other Names:
  • Carmustine
  • BiCNU
Drug: Campath-1H
15 mg IV Daily Over 30 Minutes for 3 Days
Other Names:
  • Alemtuzumab
  • Campath
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
1000 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 1 Hour for 3 Days
Other Names:
  • Cytoxan
  • Neosar
Drug: Etoposide
100 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 3 Hours for 4 Days
Other Name: VePesid
Drug: Fludarabine
30 mg/m^2 IV Daily Over 1 Hour for 3 Days
Other Names:
  • Fludarabine Phosphate
  • Fludara
Drug: Melphalan
100 mg/m^2 IV Over 30 Minutes for 1 Day.
Drug: Rituximab
375 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours for 1 Day, followed by 1000 mg/m^2 IV Over 5-7 Hours Weekly for 3 Weeks.
Other Name: Rituxan
Other: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Stem Cell Infusion on Day 0.
Radiation: Total body radiation (TBI)
TBI on Day 5 following chemotherapy, before stem cell infusion.
Drug: Methotrexate
5 mg/m2 IV on Days +1, +3, and +6.
Drug: Tacrolimus
0.03 mg/kg/day IV starting on Day -2, to be given through day 60, tapered by 20% every week, then discontinue by day 90.
Other Name: Prograf
Procedure: Adback NK or T Cell
Adback natural killer (NK) cells or T cells after transplantation to enhance full engraftment of donor cells. Cell adback after transplantation applies only if there is no active GVHD, and no previous episode of grade II-IV GVHD.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Up to 70 years of age.
  2. B-cell lymphoid malignancies (those with CD20 negative disease at their diagnosis will not receive rituximab): This includes CLL/small lymphocytic lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell, diffuse large cell, Splenic lymphoma, Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT), lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma.
  3. Patients in relapse or considered at high risk for relapse.
  4. In order to increase the chance of KIR-mismatching between recipient and donor, a 9/10 matched (mismatched locus C ) unrelated donor would be preferable. If a mismatched donor is not available, then a fully-matched unrelated donor or other 9/10 matched unrelated donor will be considered.
  5. A sibling donor who is 9/10 matched may also be allowed.
  6. Zubrod PS </= 2.
  7. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)>/= 40% with no uncontrolled arrythmias or symptomatic heart disease.
  8. Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), Forced Expiratory Volume (FVC) and Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (DLCO) >/= 50%.
  9. Serum creatinine < 1.8 mg/dL. Serum bilirubin < 3 * upper limit of normal,
  10. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) < 3 * upper limit of normal.
  11. Signed, written Internal Review Board (IRB)-approved informed consent.
  12. Men and women of reproductive potential must agree to follow accepted birth control methods for the duration of the study. Female subject is either post-menopausal or surgically sterilized or willing to use an acceptable method of birth control (i.e., a hormonal contraceptive, intra-uterine device, diaphragm with spermicide, condom with spermicide, or abstinence) for the duration of the study. Male subject agrees to use an acceptable method for contraception for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Past history of anaphylaxis following exposure to CAMPATH-IH or Rituximab
  2. Patient with active Central Nervous System (CNS) disease.
  3. Positive Beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) text in a woman with child bearing potential defined as not post-menopausal for 12 months or no previous surgical sterilization, or currently breast-feeding.
  4. Known infection with HIV, HTLV-I, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C.
  5. Patients with other malignancies diagnosed within 2 years prior to Study registration (except skin squamous cell carcinoma).
  6. Active uncontrolled bacterial, viral or fungal infections.
  7. Major surgical procedure or significant traumatic injury within 4 weeks prior to Study registration.
  8. Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.
  9. History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months prior to Study registration.
  10. History of Stroke within 6 months.
  11. Myocardial infarction within the past 6 months prior to Study registration.
  12. Uncontrolled chronic diarrhea.
  13. A prior allogeneic transplant from the same donor. Is there an age limit? Yes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00536978

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Issa F. Khouri, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00536978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0230
Study First Received: September 27, 2007
Results First Received: April 23, 2012
Last Updated: April 23, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
B-Cell Lymphoid Malignancies
Cll/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Follicular Lymphoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma
Splenic Lymphoma
Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
Burkitt's Lymphoma
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
T-Cell Cell Adback
Natural Killer (NK) Cell Adback

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Fludarabine phosphate
Etoposide phosphate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
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