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Basiliximab for the Treatment of Acute Graft-versus-host Disease After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2010 by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
The Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation
Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2007
Last updated: July 6, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) contributes substantially to transplant-related morbidity and mortality. Steroids remains first line therapy for acute GVHD but there is currently no consensus on second line therapy for those in whom steroids have been ineffective. Basiliximab has been shown to be a safe and effective immunosuppresant in the prevention and treatment of rejection after renal transplantation and its role in acute GVHD prophylaxis and treatment has been described favourably. This is a randomized control trial to investigate its efficacy and safety in the management of acute GVHD post allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT).

Condition Intervention
Graft vs Host Disease
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Drug: Basiliximab
Drug: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind Randomized Single-center Trial of Basiliximab for the Treatment of Acute Graft-versus-host Disease After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation.

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Resolution of GVHD by Day 12 [ Time Frame: 12 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration and grading of acute GVHD [ Time Frame: 100 days ]
  • Total dose of steroid and immunosuppresant [ Time Frame: 100 days ]
  • Mortality, GVHD-related and all cause [ Time Frame: 100 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Grade II to IV acute GVHD after SCT

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to basilixmab
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00563108

Contact: Winnie WW Cheung, Dr (852) 2855 3111

The University of Hong Kong Recruiting
Hong Kong, China
Sub-Investigator: AYH Leung, Dr         
Sub-Investigator: Eric Tse, Dr         
Sub-Investigator: YL Kwong, Prof         
Sub-Investigator: Raymond Liang, Prof         
Sub-Investigator: AKW Lie, Dr         
Sub-Investigator: WY Au, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
The Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation
Principal Investigator: Lawrence SY Ma, Dr Department of Medicine/ Haematology and Oncology, Queen Mary Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00563108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW 03-312 T312
Study First Received: November 21, 2007
Last Updated: July 6, 2010

Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
Acute graft-versus-host disease post allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
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