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Study of orBec® as Monotherapy in the Treatment of Patients With Upper GI Symptoms Caused by Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)

This study has been terminated.
(The study was stopped due to patient enrollment challenges.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soligenix Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2013
Last updated: May 18, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
Use of an oral topically-active glucocorticoid with limited side effects may control the gastrointestinal inflammatory process of GVHD and minimize glucocorticoid exposure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Gastrointestinal Graft vs Host Disease Drug: orBec Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of the Safety and Efficacy of orBec® (Oral Beclomethasone 17,21-Dipropionate) Administered as Monotherapy in the Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms Caused by GVHD in Patients With Chronic GI GVHD

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Further study details as provided by Soligenix:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • GI GVHD symptoms [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: December 2013
Study Completion Date: May 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: orBec
Investigational drug
Drug: orBec
Other Names:
  • oral BDP
  • oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Receipt of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant >100 days prior to consent
  • Documented cGVHD as defined by the NIH consensus criteria in at least one organ system other than the GI tract (for example, cGVHD of the oral cavity would qualify as a criterion)
  • Endoscopic findings consistent with GI GVHD
  • Must be able to swallow tablets
  • Must be able to read and understand informed consent
  • Adequate birth control methods for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • >500 mL/day of diarrhea on any 1 day within 3 days prior to the first dose of study drug
  • GI infection
  • Multi-organ failure or other condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would compromise the patient's ability to complete the study.
  • HIV seropositivity
  • Pregnant or nursing female
  • Use of any investigational drug to treat chronic GVHD within 28 days of the first dose of study drug
  • Evidence of recurrent or progressing malignant disorder that was the indication for HCT
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01925950

United States, New Jersey
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Soligenix Identifier: NCT01925950     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BDP-GVHD-08
Study First Received: August 16, 2013
Last Updated: May 18, 2015

Keywords provided by Soligenix:
beclomethasone dipropionate
bone marrow transplant
hematopoietic cell transplant
stem cell transplant
marrow transplant
beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017