We updated the design of this site on December 18, 2017. Learn more.
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Using Multi-virus Cytotoxic T-cells Following T-Cell Depleted Allogeneic HPCT for Prophylaxis Against Epstein Barr Virus, Adenovirus, And Cytomegalovirus (ACE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01535885
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
This protocol is a phase I study. Patients may be eligible for an infusion of Multi-virus Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) if they received a T-cell depleted (TCD) transplant from a related family member or an unrelated donor. Recipients of these types of transplants are severely immune compromised during the early post-transplant period and are more susceptible to certain viruses. The investigators hypothesize that the adoptive transfer of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) against certain viruses: Adenovirus, Cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr Virus (Ad, CMV, and EBV) will be safe with regard to producing graft versus host disease (GVHD) or other infusion related toxicities.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections Adenovirus Cytomegalovirus Infections Biological: Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Within this clinical trial, the investigators will test the hypotheses that the administration of CTLs for prophylaxis against Ad, CMV and EBV in recipients of TCD-HPCT will be safe and well tolerated. Graded doses of Multi-Virus CTL will be administered to recipients of genotypically haploidentical or mismatched unrelated TCD grafts.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 18 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase I Study Of Using Multi-virus Cytotoxic T-cells Following T-cell Depleted Allogeneic Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation For Prophylaxis Against Specific Pathogens- Epstein Barr Virus, Adenovirus, And Cytomegalovirus (ACE TRIAL)
Study Start Date : February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Multi-Virus CTLs
The treatment plan delivers a single dose of Multi-Virus CTL to all patients enrolled on study.
Biological: Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes
Patients will be studied in cohorts of 3. Eligible patients will receive a single Multi-Virus CTL line infusion 28-100 days after their transplant. The dose will start at dose level 1 (2.0 x 106/kg). After each cohort of 3 patients has been treated at each of the dose levels, decisions will be made if the next high or lower dose level should be used.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess toxicity by SAEs scored according to the adaptive CTCAE version 4 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evidence of immunity against specific viral pathogens- Ad, CMV and EBV in recipients of Multi-Virus CTLs [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. The incidence of Ad, EBV, and CMV systemic infections during the first 180 days post-transplant [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Eligibility Criteria

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 22 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient age < 22 years.
  • Both genders and all races are eligible.
  • The patient population chosen for the T-cell depleted allogeneic HPCT from a related or unrelated allogeneic donor must meet eligibility based on institutional SOPs and/or the IRB approved T cell depleted allogeneic HPCT protocol which they are enrolled.
  • Must be willing to sign a written informed consent.
  • Patient Organ Status at the time of enrollment (pre-transplant)

    • Lansky or Karnofsky score > 50
    • Echocardiogram shortening fraction > 27%
    • Renal function: serum creatinine < 2 x normal for age
    • DLCO > 50% predicted in patients old enough to comply with PFTs or no baseline oxygen requirement for younger patients.
    • Hepatic: AST, ALT < 5x upper limit of normal; bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dl
  • Sexually active patients must be willing to utilize one of the more effective birth control methods for 6 months following CTL infusion. The male partner should use a condom.
  • Patients must be between 28 and 100 days post T-cell depleted allogeneic HPCT
  • Patients must meet the following criteria (within 72 hours of CTL infusion):

    • Achieved primary engraftment with an ANC of at least 1000 per μl for 3 consecutive days.
    • No oxygen requirement with oxygen saturations > 90%.
    • AST, ALT < 5x upper limit of normal for age; bilirubin < 2 mg/dl.
    • Hemoglobin > 8 gm/dl prior to infusion. (May be transfusion dependent).
    • Renal function: serum creatinine < 2 x normal for age.
  • The Patient must not have the following conditions on the day of CTL infusion:

    • Exhibit overt hematologic manifestations of relapse or persistent disease.
    • Evidence of recurrent/persistent disease based primarily on flow cytometry, cytogenetics, chimerism analysis, or other molecular studies does not by itself represent grounds for exclusion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled on another Phase I clinical trial.
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Overt hematologic manifestations of relapse or persistent disease
  • Having > grade 1 graft-versus-host disease.
Contacts and Locations

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01535885

Contact: Julie-An Talano, MD 414-266-6471 jtalano@mcw.edu
Contact: Shelly LeVeque 414-266-6471 mleveque@chw.org

United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin Recruiting
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Contact: Julie-An Talano, MD    414-266-6471      
Contact: Shelly LeVeque    414-266-6471    mleveque@chw.org   
Principal Investigator: Julie-An Talano, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Julie-An Talano, MD Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
More Information

Responsible Party: Julie-An M. Talano, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Pediatric BMT Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01535885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTL-11/157
First Posted: February 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 14, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Keywords provided by Julie-An M. Talano, Medical College of Wisconsin:
Cytoxic T Lymphocytes(CTL)
T-cell Depleted
Allogeneic Transplant
Epstein Barr Virus
Hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Virus Diseases
Adenoviridae Infections
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
Tumor Virus Infections