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Gluten Free Diet in Preventing Graft Versus Host Disease in Patients Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03102060
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 5, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Brief Summary:
This pilot clinical trial studies how well a gluten free diet works in preventing graft versus host disease in patients who are undergoing a donor stem cell transplant. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells (called graft versus host disease). A gluten free diet may decrease intestinal inflammation and graft versus host disease in patients who are undergoing a donor stem cell transplant.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Graft Versus Host Disease Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipient Other: Dietary Intervention Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the rate and severity of gastrointestinal (GI) graft versus host disease (GVHD) in patients assigned to, and compliant with, a gluten free diet (GFD) during initial transplant hospitalization.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the tolerance of, and compliance with, a GFD in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT).

OUTLINE:

Patients undergo a gluten free diet for 30 days during initial hospitalization for allo-SCT, from the time of admission to discharge.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Gluten Free Diet for GVHD Prophylaxis
Actual Study Start Date : August 22, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Prevention (gluten free diet)
Patients undergo a gluten free diet for 30 days during initial hospitalization for allo-SCT, from the time of admission to discharge.
Other: Dietary Intervention
Undergo gluten free diet
Other Names:
  • Dietary Modification
  • intervention, dietary
  • Nutrition Intervention
  • Nutrition Interventions
  • Nutritional Interventions

Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate and severity of stage 2-4 GI acute (a)GVHD as determined by microbiome analysis of stool samples [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months post allo-SCT ]
    To determine how often patients develop gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease at various times after transplant

  2. Rate and severity of all grade aGVHD and chronic GVHD as determined by microbiome analysis of stool samples [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months post allo-SCT ]
    To determine what the severity is if graft-versus host disease develops.

  3. Rate of compliance with GFD [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days ]
    Adherence to diet will be recorded in a food diary. Compliance will be defined as > 67% of meals being gluten free.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient undergoing an allo-SCT
  • No history of celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Male and female and all ethnic groups are eligible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children are not eligible as the transplant program is certified as an adult only transplant program

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03102060


Locations
United States, New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Recruiting
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08903
Contact: Roger K. Strair    732-235-7298    strairrk@cinj.rutgers.edu   
Principal Investigator: Roger K. Strair         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roger Strair Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Responsible Party: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03102060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 021701
NCI-2017-00438 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
021701 ( Other Identifier: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey )
P30CA072720 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 5, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases