Prophylactic Use of Maribavir for the Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 12, 2006
Last updated: July 21, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The purpose of this research study is to investigate whether or not maribavir is safe and effective for preventing CMV disease when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks in patients who have had a stem cell transplant.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Drug: maribavir
Other: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Prophylactic Use of Maribavir for the Prevention of Cytomegalovirus Disease in Recipients of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CMV organ disease [ Time Frame: 6 months post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CMV organ disease [ Time Frame: 100 days and 12 months post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of CMV infection [ Time Frame: 100 days, 6 months, and 12 months post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of graft-versus-host disease [ Time Frame: 100 days and 6 months post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: 100 days, 6 months, and 12 months post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 613
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: maribavir
100 mg twice daily for up to 12 weeks
Placebo Comparator: B Other: placebo
twice daily for up to 12 weeks

Detailed Description:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections remain a significant problem following various types of transplants that are associated with strong immunosuppressive therapy. Maribavir is a new oral anti-CMV drug with a novel mechanism of action compared to currently available anti-CMV drugs. This study will test the safety and efficacy of maribavir for the prevention of CMV disease when given as prophylaxis for up to 12 weeks following allogeneic stem cell transplant.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient
  • Recipient or donor CMV seropositive
  • Have transplant engraftment
  • Able to swallow tablets

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CMV organ disease
  • HIV infection
  • Use of other anti-CMV therapy post-transplant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00411645

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United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas Myeloma Institute
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
UCSD Moores Center
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093-0960
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1678
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San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
United States, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Cancer Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
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Shands Hospital
Gainsville, Florida, United States, 32610
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Georgia
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
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Northwestern University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Loyola University
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
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St Francis Hospital
Beech Grove, Indiana, United States, 46107
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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
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University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
University Medical Center University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
United States, Maryland
Greenbaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201-1595
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
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University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0914
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Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
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Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
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Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
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Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
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New York, New York, United States, 10021
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New York, New York, United States, 10029
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New York, New York, United States, 10021
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Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
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University of North Carolina Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
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Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
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The Jewish Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45236
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
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University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
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Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239-3098
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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Jeanes Hospital - Temple
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224
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Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
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Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
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Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
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San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84103
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Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
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Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
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West Virginia University Hospital
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506-9162
ZNA Stuivenberg
Antwerp, Belgium, 2060
AZ Sint Jan, Department of Hematology
Brugge, Belgium, 8000
Cliniques Universitaires St,Luc Dept Hematology
Brussels, Belgium, 1200
UZ Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
CHU Sart -Tilman Department of Medicine, Hematology
Liege, Belgium, 4000
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QEII Health Sciences Center
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H2Y9
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McMaster University Medical Center
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5
Ottawa General Campus
Ottawa,, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Hopital l'Enfant Jesus
Quebec, Canada, G1J 1Z4
Hopital Henri Mondor
Créteil, France, 94010
Edouard Herriot Hopital
Lyon, Cedex 03, France, 69437
Institut Paoli Calmettes
Marseille Cedex 9, France, 13273
Hopital Hotel Dieu
Nantes, Cedex 1, France, 44093
Hopital St. Louis
Paris Cedex 10, France, 75475
Hopital Haut-Leveque
Pessac, France, 33600
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Dresden, Germany, 01307
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Dresden, Germany, 01307
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Essen, Germany, 45122
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Freiburg, Germany, 79106
University of Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Hannover, Medizinische Hochschule
Hannover, Germany, 30625
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Universitaetsklinikum Koeln, Clinic I for internal Medicine
Koeln, Germany, 50937
Johannes-Gutenberg University
Mainz, Germany, 55131
University Clinic of Ulm
Ulm, Germany, 89081
Careggi University Hospital
Firenze, Italy, 50134
University of San Martino Hospital
Genova, Italy, 16132
San Raffaele del Monte Tabor
Milano, Italy, 20132
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Pescara, Italy, 65123
Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli Hospital
Reggio Calabria, Italy, 89100
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Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Duran i Reynals Hospital
Barcelona, Spain, 08907
University of Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain, E-37007
Karolinska University Hospital
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden, 14186
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Goteborg, Sweden, S-413 45
Karolinska University Hospital,Huddinge
Stockholm, Sweden, 141 86
Akademiska Sjukhuset, Dept Hematology
Uppsala, Sweden, 751 85
United Kingdom
Hammersmith Hospital
London, United Kingdom, W12 OHS
Royal Free Hospital
London, United Kingdom, NW3 2QG
University College Hospital
London, United Kingdom, NW1 2BU
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Stephen A Villano, MD ViroPharma
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Stephen Villano, MD, ViroPharma Incorporated Identifier: NCT00411645     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00430339
Other Study ID Numbers: 1263-300, 2006-005692-18
Study First Received: December 12, 2006
Last Updated: July 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Shire:
allogeneic stem cell transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cytomegalovirus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
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