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Unmodified Versus Leuko-Reduced Allogeneic Red Blood Cells Transfusion in Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00180869
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2005
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Polarization of lymphocyte responses towards a Th2 response following transfusion during surgery as assessed by the IL-4/IFN-γ ratio
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  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cell phenotyping
  • Cytokine production
  • Microchimerism at day 3 after transfusion during surgery
  • Alteration of T cell repertoire
  • Incidence of nosocomial infection
  • Survival
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Unmodified Versus Leuko-Reduced Allogeneic Red Blood Cells Transfusion in Cancer Patients
A Randomized Study of Unmodified Versus Leuko-Reduced Allogeneic Red Blood Cells Transfusion During Surgery in Cancer Patients
There is evidence to suggest that red blood cell concentrate (RBC) transfusion may have immunomodulatory effects. The aim of this randomized single-center trial is to compare immune responses in patients undergoing cancer surgery and given either an unmodified RBC (UN-RBC) or a leuko-reduced RBC (LR-RBC) transfusion perioperatively.
This single-center study is conducted to compare the effect of peroperative transfusion of allogeneic unmodified RBC (UN-RBC) versus leuko-reduced RBC (RED-RBC) on recipient immunity. Patients undergoing cancer surgery are randomly assigned peroperatively to receive UN-RBC or RED-RBC. Groups are stratified for age, sex, tumor characteristics, prior transfusion and prior cancer treatment. Blood sampless are collected before anesthesia (d0) and at days 3, 7, 14 , 28 after transfusion/surgery and analyzed for complete cell blood count, lymphocyte subsets, cytokine production (IL4, IL10, IFNgamma, IL12), T-cells repertoire (TCR) analysis and detection of circulating donor cells. Main study endpoint is the influence of the treatment arm on IL4/IFNgamma ratio. The effect of transfusion type on any given biological parameters is also tested (peripheral blood mononuclear cell phenotyping (PBMC), cytokine production by stimulated PBMC, T cell repertoire analysis and microchimerism assessment).
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Procedure: transfusion of allogeneic red blood cell concentrate
  • Procedure: transfusion of leuko-reduced red blood cell concentrate
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Surgery for cancer with a transfusion during surgery risk greater than 30%
  • Surgery in curative intent
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindications to the use of allogeneic unmodified red blood cell concentrate
  • any anti-RBC and/or anti-HLA and/or anti-granulocyte alloimmunization
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
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Principal Investigator: Valerie Lapierre, PhD Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
September 2005

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