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Selecting a Favorable KIR Donor in Unrelated HCT for AML

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2016 by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: February 1, 2011
Last updated: January 21, 2016
Last verified: January 2016

Donors with favorable KIR B haplotype gene content have yielded reduced relapse risk and improved leukemia free survival (LFS) in retrospective analyses of unrelated donor (URD) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Specifically, donors with more KIR B gene content and those who are homozygous for the centromeric (Cen) B haplotype genes (as opposed to the telomeric (Tel) genes confer the most protective effect. This study proposes to prospectively test and validate the utility and effectiveness of further informing URD identification and selection by KIR genotyping as a supplement to HLA matching and the other variables known or suspected to indicate the best URD for a patient.


  1. Favorable KIR donors will improve protection against relapse and improve leukemia free survival (LFS) after URD HCT for AML.
  2. Directed study procedures for rapid KIR genotyping and reporting to searching Transplant Centers (TC) can inform donor search and selection without delay in donor availability for HCT.

Condition Intervention
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Biological: KIR genotype
Biological: Unrelated donor transplant

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: KIR Genotyping for Unrelated Donor (URD) Selection Prior to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) for AML: Selecting a Favorable KIR Donor

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Further study details as provided by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Relapse [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To measure the impact of donor selection for KIR genotype in allogeneic URD HCT for AML on cumulative incidence of relapse. We will determine a quantitative estimate of the likelihood of better KIR donors identified with routine, non-directed donor selection along with KIR genotyping data. The observed incidence of success in a better KIR donor identified within 8 weeks will be compared to the original donor genotype expected frequencies identified in our retrospective genotyping of 1086 donors selected for AML transplants.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Relapse-Free Survival [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of Engraftment [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of Graft Versus Host Disease [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Incidence of Transplant Related Mortality [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Number of patients who died within 2 years of transplant.

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Unrelated Donor Transplant Patients
Patients with acute myeloid leukemia who have received KIR genotype from an unrelated donor transplant.
Biological: KIR genotype
KIR genotype from unrelated donor.
Biological: Unrelated donor transplant
hematopoietic cell transplant performed per each center's guidelines
Other Name: bone marrow transplant

Detailed Description:
Transplant Centers will select the best HLA matched, and as appropriate, preferred KIR donor.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) undergoing screening for potential URD HCT
  • Potential URD undergoing screening to provide a HCT graft to a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at a participating institution
  • Provides written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

Transplant Centers will select the best HLA matched, and as appropriate, preferred KIR donor. In situations where the preferred (best > better > neutral) KIR donor is not selected in favor of a less favorable KIR genotype donor, the center will report one or more defined reasons (donor age; gender; parity; CMV status; ABO status; availability/logistics; other) for the choice (among equivalently HLA matched donors).

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01288222

Contact: Daniel Weisdorf, M.D. 612-624-0123
Contact: Judy Witte, R.N. 612-626-0169

United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale Recruiting
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Contact: James Slack, MD   
Principal Investigator: James Slack, MD         
United States, Colorado
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute Recruiting
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
Contact: Mark Bruvand, MD    720-754-4800   
Principal Investigator: Mark Brunvand, MD         
United States, Georgia
Emory University Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Edmund K. Wallter, MD    404-727-4995   
Contact: Amelia Langston, MD   
Principal Investigator: Edward K. Waller, MD         
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center Cancer Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Koen van Besien, MD    773-702-6149   
Principal Investigator: Koen van Besien, MD         
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Contact: Sherif Farag, MD    317-274-0843   
Principal Investigator: Sherif Farag, MD         
United States, Kansas
Kansas University Cancer Center Recruiting
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Contact: Joseph McGuirk, MD    913-588-6029   
Principal Investigator: Joseph McGuirk, MD         
United States, Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Daniel Weisdorf, M.D.    612-624-0123   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Weisdorf, MD         
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Mark Litzow, MD    507-284-2511   
Principal Investigator: Mark Litzow, MD         
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine Recruiting
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: Peter Westervelt, MD    314-454-8323   
Principal Investigator: Peter Westervelt, MD         
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Contact: Alfred P. Gillio, MD    201-996-5437   
Principal Investigator: Alfred P. Gillio, MD         
United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Recruiting
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
Contact: Maureen Ross, MD    716-845-2300   
Principal Investigator: Maureen Ross, MD         
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center Recruiting
New York City, New York, United States, 10021
Contact: Tsiporah Shore, MD    212-746-2646   
Principal Investigator: Tsiporah Shore, MD         
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Ronald Sobecks, MD    216-445-4626   
Principal Investigator: Ronald Sobecks, MD         
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Steven M. Devine, MD    614-293-6794   
Principal Investigator: Steven M. Devine, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Not yet recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: David Porter, MD    215-662-5858   
Principal Investigator: David Porter, MD         
United States, Texas
Baylor Sammons Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Contact: Edward Agura, MD   
Principal Investigator: Edward Agura, MD         
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Richard Champlin, MD   
Principal Investigator: Richard Champlin, MD         
Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio Recruiting
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Contact: Paul Shaughnessy, MD    210-575-8500   
Principal Investigator: Paul Shaughnessy, MD         
United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Contact: Ann E Woolfrey, MD    206-667-4324   
Principal Investigator: Ann E Woolfrey, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Daniel Weisdorf, M.D. Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Identifier: NCT01288222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010LSUC043  MT2010-06  P01CA111412 
Study First Received: February 1, 2011
Last Updated: January 21, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota:
acute myelogenous leukemia
hematopoietic cell transplantation
unrelated donor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
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