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Reduced Intensity Haploidentical Transplant for Hematological Malignancies

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ) Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2010
Last updated: October 19, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
Many patients with hematological malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma) cannot undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) because they do not have a well matched donor. HSCT from partially matched family donors (haploidentical HSCT) is an option for most patients but has been associated with poor outcomes. This study was designed to test whether using an exact amount of a donor's lymphocytes (white cells) and dividing the transplant process into 2 steps, would increase overall survival by decreasing complications. The therapy is reduced intensity so it is targeted, but not limited to, patients over the age of 65 or those who have had previous transplants.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hematological Malignancies Device: Haploidentical Allogeneic Transplantation Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Two Step Approach To Non-Myeloablative Matched-Sibling Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Hematological Malignancies

Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number of patients alive at 6 months post-transplant

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Engraftment, Immune Reconstitution, GVHD [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Transplantation Device: Haploidentical Allogeneic Transplantation
Patients undergoing reduced intensity haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplant from a partially matched related donor.
Other Name: CliniMACS

Detailed Description:
Haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplant is a life saving therapy for patients who are without well matched donors. This type of therapy has been associated with poor outcomes in the past due to complications such as infection. The Jefferson 2 Step approach was designed to allow the infusion of an exact dose of tolerized lymphocytes in haploidentical transplant in order to allow for immune reconstitution post transplant to avoid infectious complications while still having acceptable rates of GVHD. In this approach, older patients or patients who were transplanted previously with high-risk hematological malignancies undergo chemotherapy with fludarabine and cytarabine or thiotepa. The patients then receive an exact dose of their donors' lymphocytes. The phase I portion of the study determined the optimal dose of lymphocytes. Two days after receiving the donor lymphocytes, the patients receive 2 daily doses of cyclophosphamide. The purpose of the cyclophosphamide is for in-vivo tolerization of the lymphocytes. One day after receiving cyclophosphamide, the patients receive stem cell from their donor. Tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil are used as GVHD prophylaxis.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Any patient with a hematologic or oncologic diagnosis in which allogeneic HSCT is thought to be beneficial, and in whom front-line therapy has already been applied.
  2. Patients must have a related donor who is a two or more allele mismatch at the HLA-A;B; C; DR loci.
  3. Patients who have sibling donors with a one antigen mismatch due to recombination will not be enrolled in this protocol.
  4. Patients must adequate organ function:

    1. LVEF of >45%
    2. DLCO >45% of predicted corrected for hemoglobin
    3. Adequate liver function as defined by a serum bilirubin <1.8, AST or ALT < 2.5X upper limit of normal
    4. Serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dl or creatinine clearance of > 40 ml/min
  5. Performance status > 70% (Karnofsky)
  6. Patients must be willing to use contraception if they have childbearing potential
  7. Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Performance status of < 70% (Karnofsky)
  2. HIV positive
  3. Active involvement of the central nervous system with malignancy
  4. Psychiatric disorder that would preclude patients from signing an informed consent
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Patients with life expectancy of < 6 months for reasons other than their underlying hematologic/oncologic disorder or complications there from.
  7. Patients who have received alemtuzumab within 8 weeks of transplant admission, or who have recently received horse or rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin and have ATG levels of > 2 µgm/ml.
  8. Patients who cannot receive cyclophosphamide
  9. Patients with evidence of another malignancy, exclusive of a skin cancer that requires only local treatment, should not be enrolled on this protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01162096

United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Neal Flomenberg, MD Thomas Jefferson University
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT01162096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06U.328
2006-29 ( Other Identifier: CCRRC )
Study First Received: July 12, 2010
Results First Received: January 7, 2015
Last Updated: October 19, 2016

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ):
Reduced Intensity Haploidentical Transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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