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Collecting Stem Cells in Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

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 January 2008 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: January 2008

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing stem cells to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about collecting stem cells from patients who have undergone treatment for Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.

PURPOSE: This laboratory study is collecting stem cells from patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.

Condition Intervention
Lymphoma Procedure: leukapheresis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Autologous Stem Cell Harvesting for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of days to adequate stem cell harvest

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2005
Detailed Description:


  • Harvest and store adequate CD34+ stem cells from patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) for potential future use in transplantation strategies.
  • Evaluate the ability to harvest stem cells after therapy for WM (e.g., fludarabine-based chemotherapy) by evaluating the number of days to adequate harvest.
  • Collect aliquots of stem cells for future research analysis as part of a WM database project.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo collection of autologous stem cells beginning on day 4 or 5 and continuing until an adequate number of stem cells are collected. Cells are then cryopreserved.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • Less than 30% lymphoplasmacytoid cells in bone marrow by histopathology
  • Received prior chemotherapy for WM


  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • WBC > 2,000/mm³
  • Platelet count > 50,000/mm³
  • LVEF ≥ 50%
  • No organ dysfunction that would preclude future transplantation


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00899119

United States, New York
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer C    212-305-8615      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Gwen L. Nichols, MD Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00899119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000487602
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: December 17, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
Waldenström macroglobulinemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017