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Combined Blood Stem Cell and Kidney Transplant of One Haplotype Match Living Donor Pairs.

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2016 by Stanford University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephan Busque, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2010
Last updated: December 5, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The Stanford Medical Center Program in Multi-Organ Transplantation and the Division of Bone marrow Transplantation are enrolling patients into a research study to determine if donor stem cells given after a living related one Haplotype match kidney transplantation will change the immune system such that immunosuppressive drugs can be completely withdrawn.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Immune Tolerance

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Total Lymphoid Irradiation, Anti-Thymocyte Globulin and Purified Donor CD34+ and T-cell Transfusion in HLA Haplotype Match Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Long term freedom from transplant immunosuppressive drugs, safety, rate of infection, graft survival and patient survival. [ Time Frame: 5 years and indefinitely if possible ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Immune Tolerance, Kidney transplantation
Induction of immune tolerance in Haplotype matched living donor kidney transplantation.
Drug: Immune Tolerance

Immune tolerance Kidney and hematopoietic cell transplantation with a conditioning regimen of total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin followed by immunosuppressive drugs for 18 months. Immunosuppressive drugs are stopped if stable chimerism is achieved and there is no rejection of the transplant kidney.

The IDE used in this study is the column used for hematopoietic cell sorting.

Other Name: Kidney transplantation

Detailed Description:
The goal of this study is for the recipients of a living related kidney transplant of one HLA haplotype to be withdrawn of immunosuppressive medication and become "tolerant "to their kidney graft. The recipient will receive a conditioning regimen composed of low dose radiation to the lymphoid tissue (total lymphoid irradiation, TLI) and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) at the time of transplant. They will then be infused with purified "stem cell" and T-cell from their kidney donors 2 weeks after the transplant to try to achieve mixed chimerism of their white blood cells with the donor (the recipient would have a mixture some of the with blood cells of the donor and theirs in their blood). The kidney donor has to provide peripheral stem cell 6-8 weeks before kidney donation. It is an outpatient procedure done using peripheral veins after treatment with G-CSF (filgrastim).Immunosuppressive medication will be decreased gradually and possibly stopped by 1 1/2 year after the transplantation if the recipient meets withdrawing criteria (persistence of mixed chimerism more than 18 months, no episode of rejection and no rejection on surveillance kidney biopsy). Potential candidates need to be approved for kidney transplant and available for close follow-up at Stanford University Medical Center.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. All consenting adult (> 18 years of age) living donor renal transplant recipients at Stanford University Medical Center who have a one haplotype match donor.
  2. Patients who agree to participate in the study and sign an Informed Consent.
  3. Patients who have no known contraindication to administration of rabbit ATG or radiation.
  4. Males and females of reproductive potential who agree to practice a reliable form of contraception for at least 24 months posttransplant.
  5. ABO compatible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous treatment with rabbit ATG or a known allergy to rabbit proteins.
  2. History of malignancy with the exception of non-melanoma skin malignancies.
  3. Pregnant women or nursing mothers.
  4. Serological evidence of HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C infection.
  5. Seronegative for Epstein-Barr virus, if donor is seropositive.
  6. Leukopenia (with a white blood cell count < 3000/mm3) or thrombocytopenia (with a platelet count < 100,000/mm3).
  7. Panel Reactive Antibody greater than 20% or demonstration of donor specific antibody (DSA)
  8. Prior organ transplantation
  9. High risk of primary kidney disease recurrence (i.e.FSGS)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01165762

Contact: Asha Shori, CCRP (650) 736-0245

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Asha Shori, CCRP    650-736-0245   
Principal Investigator: John D Scandling         
Sub-Investigator: Judith Anne Shizuru         
Sub-Investigator: Dr. Marc L. Melcher         
Sub-Investigator: Richard T. Hoppe         
Sub-Investigator: Robert Lowsky         
Sub-Investigator: Julie M. Yabu         
Principal Investigator: Samuel Md Strober         
Principal Investigator: Stephan Busque         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Stephan Busque Stanford University