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Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as Treatment of Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lena von Bahr, Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2012
Last updated: May 30, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stromal cells as treatment for steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Biological: Mesenchymal stromal cells
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as Treatment of Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease

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Further study details as provided by Lena von Bahr, Karolinska Institutet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in disease activity according to National Institute of Health criteria [ Time Frame: Baseline to 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in disease activity as measured by histological examination [ Time Frame: Baseline to 9 months ]
  • Change in self-assessed disease activity and quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline to 9 months ]
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 21 months ]
    Frequency of complications, infections and relapse

  • Freedom from steroids at 1 year after MSC treatment [ Time Frame: 1 year after finishing treatment ]
    Proportion of patients free from corticosteroids at 1 year after finishing MSC treatment.

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mesenchymal stromal cell treatment Biological: Mesenchymal stromal cells
Allogenous mesenchymal stromal cells, to be injected intravenously at a dose of 1-2 million/kg at a frequency of once a month (frequency may be changed during the study if deemed appropriate by investigators) for 6-9 months.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease, grade moderate or severe despite at least 3 months treatment with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids OR
  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease, grade moderate or severe, where full treatment with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids is impossible due to intolerable side-effects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active malignancy
  • Fulfilling criteria for previously initiated study for treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01522716

Hematology Center, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lena von Bahr, Leg läkare, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT01522716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSC-cGVH
Study First Received: January 24, 2012
Last Updated: May 30, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017