Fludarabine, Busulfan, and Antilymphocyte Globulin Followed by Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Older Patients With Hematological Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: December 10, 2008
Last updated: May 14, 2011
Last verified: July 2009

RATIONALE: Giving low doses of chemotherapy before a donor stem cell transplant using stem cells that closely match the patient's stem cells, helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It also stops the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells. The donated stem cells may replace the patient's immune cells and help destroy any remaining cancer cells (graft-versus-tumor effect). Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells. Giving antilymphocyte globulin before transplant may stop this from happening.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well fludarabine, busulfan, and antilymphocyte globulin together with donor stem cell transplant works in treating older patients with hematological cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Biological: therapeutic immune globulin
Drug: busulfan
Drug: fludarabine phosphate
Procedure: allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Allogeneic Transplant of Hematopoietic Stem Cells From a Compatible Family Donor in the Treatment of Patients Over 55 Years With Hematological Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant-related mortality [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 82
Study Start Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • To assess non-relapse or progression-related mortality at 1 year in patients over 55 with hematological malignancies undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a matched related, filgrastim (G-CSF)-mobilized donor and treated with conditioning comprising fludarabine phosphate, busulfan, and anti-lymphocyte globulin.
  • To assess the incidence of graft-versus-host disease in these patients.
  • To assess the incidence of relapse in these patients.
  • To assess cellular recovery in these patients.
  • To assess myeloid and lymphocyte chimerism in these patients.


  • To study the usual clinical and biological aspects of the transplantation in these patients.
  • To study the impact of the Charlson score and the suitability for allogeneic transplantation score on mortality and 1-year survival.
  • To assess the quality of life (QLQ-C30) of these patients.
  • To study the economic cost of transplantation from conditioning to 1 year post-transplant.
  • To study the mobilization and collection of progenitor stem cells in the donors.
  • To study the psychological impact of donating stem cells on the donors.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

  • Conditioning: Patients receive fludarabine phosphate IV over 30 minutes on days -5 through -1, busulphan IV over 2 hours every 6 hours on days -4 and -3, and anti-lymphocyte globulin IV over 4 hours on days -2 and -1.
  • Transplantation: Patients undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem call transplantation on day 0.

Patients complete a quality of life survey (QLQ-C30). After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every month for 6 months and then every 3 months for 6 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   56 Years to 74 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of a hematological malignancy
  • Candidate for an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Available HLA-identical related donor


  • WHO performance status (PS) 0-1 OR Karnofsky PS 70-100%
  • Life expectancy > 6 months
  • LVEF ≥ 40%
  • DLCO ≥ 50%
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min
  • Transaminases and/or bilirubin ≤ 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • No other cancer within the past 5 years, except for basal cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 positivity
  • No HIV positivity
  • No uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infection
  • No contraindications to the study drugs
  • No concurrent serious and uncontrolled disease


  • At least 1 month since prior participation in a clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00806767

Marseille Institute of Cancer - Institut J. Paoli and I. Calmettes
Marseille, France, 13273
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Paoli-Calmettes
Investigator: Didier Blaise, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
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Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00806767     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000626779, IPC-2005-004, EUDRACT-2005-005051-17, IPC-T2A, INCA-RECF0452
Study First Received: December 10, 2008
Last Updated: May 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage III mantle cell lymphoma
stage III marginal zone lymphoma
stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Blood Protein Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Precancerous Conditions
Vascular Diseases
Fludarabine phosphate
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Rho(D) Immune Globulin
Alkylating Agents

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