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Tissue Repair in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2007
Last updated: July 31, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

Primary Objective:

1. To determine whether rhG-CSF treatment will increase the frequency of donor-derived cells contributing to repair of damaged epithelial/endothelial or solid organ-specific tissue caused by graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in patients who underwent sex-mismatched stem cell transplantation.

Secondary Objective:

1. To determine whether rhG-CSF treatment can alleviate GVHD-induced damage to epithelial/endothelial or solid organ-specific tissue.

Condition Intervention
Graft-Versus-Host Disease Drug: Filgrastim

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: RhG-CSF (Filgrastim) Treatment of Severe Epithelial/Endothelial or Solid Organ-Specific Tissue Damage In Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Donor Derived Cells After G-CSF Therapy [ Time Frame: Baseline + 8 Weeks post transplant ]
    In each patient, the number of donor derived (dd) cells in solid organ tissue specimens measured by biopsy of relevant tissue at initiation of rhG-CSF treatment (baseline) and at eight weeks post allogeneic transplant.

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: February 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Filgrastim Injections Drug: Filgrastim
5 mg/kg ID Once Daily x 1 Week
Other Name: RhG-CSF

Detailed Description:

It has been found that cells circulating in the blood are capable of forming cells lining the oral cavity, skin cells, and/or cells of various organs. RhG-CSF is used to support cell recovery after stem cell transplantation and is commercially available.

Before treatment starts, participants will have at least one (and up to three) biopsy(ies) of damaged tissue performed to find out about the severity of tissue damage. A biopsy is taken with a large needle. Women able to have children must have a negative blood pregnancy test.

Participants in this study will receive rhG-CSF as an injection under the skin once a day over one week. This will be repeated every other week for a total of 4 weeks. Blood tests (about 2 teaspoons each) will be performed 3 times while at M. D. Anderson or once a week while outpatient to make sure that the white blood count stays in a safe range. Participants will have at least one (and up to three) biopsy(ies) again performed about 8 weeks after the start of rhG-CSF treatment. An additional biopsy at 3 months after the start rhG-CSF treatment will only be performed in case your regular treatment follow up requires it, and not for research purposes only.

Participants will be taken off study if severe side effects occur. The study will end after the last biopsy or biopsies are taken, about 3 months after the start of rhG-CSF treatment.

This is an investigational study. RhG-CSF is FDA approved and commercially available, though its use in this study is investigational. A maximum of 5 patients will be treated on this protocol. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who underwent allogeneic bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.
  2. Patients should have engrafted with WBC concentration >3000/ul. Patients should have acute GVHD overall > grade 2 or chronic GVHD.
  3. Patients with acute GVHD or chronic GVHD including patients refractory to steroid treatment.
  4. Donors and patients must be of different gender.
  5. Patients must sign an informed consent indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of this study in keeping with the policies of the hospital.
  6. The only acceptable consent form is the one attached at the end of this protocol.
  7. Patients agree to biopsy tissue areas unaffected by GVHD for only research purposes.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who are allergic to rhG-CSF.
  2. Patients who had any prior allogeneic stem cell transplantation using a sex mismatched donor other than the donor used for the previous stem cell allotransplantation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00501228

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Martin J. Korbling, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00501228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID02-300
Study First Received: July 12, 2007
Results First Received: March 3, 2009
Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Stem Cell Transplantation
Tissue Repair
Organ-Specific Tissue Damage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
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