Reduced Immunosuppressive Therapy With or Without Donor White Blood Cells in Treating Patients With Lymphoproliferative Disease After Organ Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2002 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: April 9, 2002
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: June 2002

April 9, 2002
December 18, 2013
March 2001
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  • Stable disease [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progressive disease [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to complete remission [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Survival at 2 years [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Reduced Immunosuppressive Therapy With or Without Donor White Blood Cells in Treating Patients With Lymphoproliferative Disease After Organ Transplantation
Cytotoxic T Cell Therapy for Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial in Transplant Recipients

RATIONALE: Some types of lymphoproliferative disease are associated with Epstein-Barr virus. Combining reduced immunosuppressive therapy with donor white blood cells that have been treated in the laboratory to kill cells infected with Epstein-Barr virus may be an effective treatment for lymphoproliferative disease.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of reducing immunosuppressive therapy with or without donor white blood cells in treating patients who have Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disease after organ transplantation.


  • Determine the efficacy of treatment with partially HLA-matched allogeneic cytotoxic T cells and reduction of immunosuppression, in terms of survival rate and time to remission in patients with Epstein-Barr virus-associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disease after solid organ transplantation.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to transplanted organ type and transplant center. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients undergo sliding-scale reduction of immunosuppressive drugs from 1 of 5 regimens at physician's discretion. Patients then receive partially HLA-matched allogeneic cytotoxic T cells IV over 5 minutes once weekly for a total of 4 weeks.
  • Arm II: Patients undergo reduction of immunosuppression as in arm I alone. Patients are followed monthly for 6 months and then every 3 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Biological: therapeutic allogeneic lymphocytes
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  • Diagnosis of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) after solid organ (heart, heart/lung, liver, liver/gut, pancreas, or kidney) transplantation

    • Epstein-Barr virus-positive tumor
    • Newly diagnosed disease
  • Measurable disease by clinical methods or radiography
  • Must have partially matched donor cytotoxic T cells (CTL) available
  • No known panel reactivity to any of the HLA types of CTL available for therapy



  • Any age

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 20-100%

Life expectancy:

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  • Not pregnant


Biologic therapy:

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Endocrine therapy:

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  • No prior therapy for PTLD
  • No concurrent antiviral drugs (e.g., acyclovir or ganciclovir) for PTLD
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United Kingdom
CDR0000069288, CRUK-EBV-CTL, LCMV-CTL, EU-20057
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University of Edinburgh
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Study Chair: Dorothy H. Crawford, MD University of Edinburgh
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
June 2002

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