Biological Therapy in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005853|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2010
RATIONALE: Biological therapies use different ways to stimulate the immune system and stop cancer cells from growing. Combining different types of biological therapies may kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of biological therapy in treating patients who have myelodysplastic syndrome.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndromes||Biological: anti-thymocyte globulin Biological: etanercept||Phase 2|
- Determine the frequency of hematologic responses in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome treated with anti-thymocyte globulin and tumor necrosis factor receptor IgG chimera.
- Correlate phenotypic, cytogenetic, and functional disease characteristics with treatment responses in these patients.
- Determine the safety of this treatment regimen in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive anti-thymocyte globulin IV over 8 hours daily for 4 days followed by tumor necrosis factor receptor IgG chimera subcutaneously twice weekly for 16 weeks.
Patients are followed at 8, 16, and 20 weeks.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Official Title:||Therapy of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) With Antithymocyte Globulin (ATG) and TNFR:Fc|
|Study Start Date :||December 1999|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2005|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00005853
|United States, Washington|
|Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109|
|Study Chair:||H. Joachim Deeg, MD||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|