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Immune Response After Stem Cell Transplant in HIV-Positive Patients With Hematologic Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier:
First received: August 28, 2009
Last updated: November 7, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This phase II trial studies the immune response after stem cell transplant in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients with hematologic cancer (blood cancer). Studying samples of blood from HIV-positive patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in the immune system after stem cell transplant.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm
HIV Infection
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Procedure: Leukapheresis
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Specific Immune Reconstitution After Hematopoietic Cell Transplant for Treatment of Hematologic Malignancy in Patients Infected With HIV

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Further study details as provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quantification of donor-derived HIV-1-specific immune responses following HCT [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    HIV-1 specific immune responses will be evaluated in samples collected before and after HCT. These results will be used descriptively.

  • Quantification of latently infected CD4+ cells in HIV+ patients [ Time Frame: Up to 7 years ]
    The overall measure of efficacy will be the log change in HIV-1 latent reservoir, measured as infectious units per million.

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (HIV-specific immune reconstitution after HCT)
Patients undergo leukapheresis for analysis of HIV-1 latent reservoir at baseline and at days +90, +180, +365, and +730, and then annually thereafter as feasible.
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Correlative studies
Procedure: Leukapheresis
Undergo leukapheresis
Other Names:
  • Leukocytopheresis
  • Therapeutic Leukopheresis

Detailed Description:


I. Examine the development of donor-derived HIV-1-specific immune response following hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) for treatment of hematologic malignancy in HIV+ patients.

II. Examine the affect of HCT on the pool of latently infected cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T cells in HIV+ patients given HCT for treatment of hematologic malignancy.


Patients undergo leukapheresis for analysis of HIV-1 latent reservoir at baseline and at days +90, +180, +365, and +730, and then annually thereafter as feasible.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • Treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for at least 1 month
  • Viral load has decreased by >= 1.5 logs or viral load < 5000 copies/ml plasma on HAART therapy
  • Hematologic malignancy associated with a poor prognosis or other diagnosis for which hematopoietic cell therapy (allogeneic or autologous, including gene therapy) is indicated
  • Approval for allogenic regimen given at Patient Care Conference
  • DONOR: Autologous or allogeneic gene modified cells allowed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A medical history of noncompliance with HAART or medical therapy
  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • DONOR: Allogeneic donors must not have HIV infection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00968630

United States, Washington
Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Contact: Ann E. Woolfrey    206-667-4453   
Principal Investigator: Ann E. Woolfrey         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Principal Investigator: Ann Woolfrey Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier: NCT00968630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2212.00  NCI-2009-01244  2212  2212.00  P01CA018029  P30CA015704  U19AI096111 
Study First Received: August 28, 2009
Last Updated: November 7, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Hematologic Neoplasms
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Hematologic Diseases processed this record on February 17, 2017