Campath, Rituximab, and Myfortic With Short-Course Calcineurin Inhibitor Therapy in Renal Transplanation

This study has been terminated.
(Higher than expected rate of acute rejection)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: December 17, 2007
Last updated: June 22, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The hypothesis of this study is that lymphocyte depletion by Campath-1H and rituximab will obviate the need for long-term calcineurin inhibitors in renal transplantation. Most successful strategies to date have relied on the use of either tacrolimus or cyclosporine for an indefinite period of time. However, the advantage of a long term, calcineurin inhibitor free regimen may include improved renal allograft function, a lower incidence of hypertension, diabetes, and less drug related side effects. This is a non-randomized open-label pilot trial in 30 adult renal transplant patients. Subjects will receive 2 doses of Campath-1H (30mg given on Day 0 and Day 1) and a single dose of Rituximab (375mg/m2) on Day 0, given intra-operative. Subjects will take maintenance doses of prednisone and enteric coated mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic™). Subject will also be given cyclosporine (Neoral®) therapy for approximately 2 weeks (10-20 days).

Condition Intervention
Acute Rejection
Renal Transplantation
Drug: Campath-1H, rituximab, myfortic

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Campath-1H Induction Therapy Combined With Rituximab®, Myfortic™ and a Short Course of Calcineurin Inhibitor Therapy to Allow for a Long Term Calcineurin Inhibitor Free Regimen After Renal Transplantation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • renal function [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hypertension [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • drug side effects [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Campath, Rituximab, Myfortic, and 10-20 days of cyclosporine
Drug: Campath-1H, rituximab, myfortic
Campath-1H 30mg IV x 2 doses, rituximab 375mg/m2 IV x 1 dose, myfortic 720mg bid, cyclosporine po bid (target trough 200ng/ml) x 10-20 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recipient of cadaver or non HLA identical living donor transplantation (tx), Re-tx recipient (second tx) allowed, but no organ other than a kidney (ie no prev k/p)
  • Females of CBP must have neg preg test at the time of study enrollment (SOC) & agree to practice birth control for duration of the study, or for 6 weeks after the last dose of Myfortic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are pregnant or nursing.
  • Current malignancy or a malignancy in the past 5 years, except for excised skin CA (BCC or SC)
  • Multi-organ tx, ABO incompatible and + CM
  • Subjects with a current PRA >50% within the past 30 days pre tx
  • Subjects with active current infection requiring continued use of antibiotics, or the presence of chronic active hepatitis B (surface antigen +) or +HCV.
  • Exclude for subjects who have received an investigational drug within 4 weeks of study entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00579592

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00579592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2005-0454 
Study First Received: December 17, 2007
Last Updated: June 22, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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