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Mycophenolate Mofetil for the Prophylaxis of Graft-versus-host Disease in High Risk 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
Hoffmann-La Roche
Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2007
Last updated: July 6, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
There is a significant (50-80%) risk of acute graft-versus-host disease(GVHD) and early mortality (30%) associated with high risk stem cell transplantation (SCT) such as that from a matched unrelated donor or HLA-mismatch sibling. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has been shown to be an effective and safe immunosuppressant in the prevention and treatment of rejection after solid organ transplantation. Its role in acute GVHD prophylaxis in high risk SCT will be investigated in this clinical trial.

Condition Intervention
Graft vs Host Disease Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Drug: mycophenolate mofetil, methotrexate, cyclosporin Drug: Methotrexate and cyclosporin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Single-center Trial of Mycophenolate Mofetil for the Prophylaxis of Graft-versus-host Disease in High Risk Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • acute GVHD incidence and grading [ Time Frame: 100 Days ]
  • chronic GVHD incidence [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality, GVHD-related and all cause [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]
  • Symptomatic side effects attributed to MMF [ Time Frame: 60 Days ]
  • Date of engraftment [ Time Frame: Date of engraftment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing allogeneic SCT with high risk of acute GVHD, ie. from matched unrelated donor or one HLA-locus mismatch sibling

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known allergy to mycophenolate mofetil
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00563589

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

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

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00563589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 03-09 R/353
Study First Received: November 21, 2007
Last Updated: July 6, 2010

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases
Mycophenolic Acid
Mycophenolate mofetil
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors
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