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Basiliximab #2: In-Vivo Activated T-Cell Depletion to Prevent Graft-Versus_Host Disease (GVHD) After Nonmyeloablative Allotransplantation for the Treatment of Blood Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Indiana University ( Indiana University School of Medicine ) Identifier:
First received: September 11, 2009
Last updated: January 28, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects (good and bad) of the medication basiliximab in combination with cyclosporine (investigational therapy) for the prevention of a complication of bone marrow transplantation known as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is a complication in which the cells of the transplanted bone marrow react against organs and tissues.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hodgkin's Disease
Multiple Myeloma
Anemia, Aplastic
Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal
Drug: Basiliximab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Basiliximab #2: In-Vivo Activated T-Cell Depletion to Prevent GVHD After Nonmyeloablative Allotransplantation for the Treatment of Blood Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Grade 3-4 Acute GVHD Rate [ Time Frame: Transplant (Day 0) up to 1 year ]
    The percent of patients where a patient experienced a Grade 3 or 4 acute GVHD

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Neutrophil Engraftment [ Time Frame: Transplant (Day 0) up to 1 year ]
    Time to neutrophil engraftment will be analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method. The time to engraftment of neutrophils is defined as the time from day 0 to the date of the first of three consecutive days after transplantation during which the absolute neutrophils count (ANC) is at least 0.5 x109/l. Patients who did not have neutrophil engraftment before death will be censored at the date of death. The median and 95% confidence intervals will be provided.

  • Time to Platelet Engraftment [ Time Frame: Transplant (Day 0) up to 1 year ]
    Time to platelet engraftment will be analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method. The time to engraftment of platelets is defined as the time from day 0 to the first of seven consecutive days after transplantation during which the platelet count is at least 20 x109/l without transfusion support. Patients who did not have platelet engraftment before death will be censored at the date of death. The median and 95% confidence intervals will be provided.

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Basiliximab
Basiliximab will be given by IV on Day +7 post transplant for recipients of matched unrelated cells. Basiliximab will be given by IV on Day +9 post transplant for recipients of matched related cells.
Drug: Basiliximab
Basiliximab given 1 time on Day +7 or Day +9.
Other Name: Simulect

Detailed Description:

This study is for patients with a blood condition or myelodysplasia (bone marrow disease) which has either not responded to treatment or is not treatable by conventional/routine medical treatments. Bone marrow transplantation is a medical treatment that involves giving high doses of chemotherapy followed by the transplantation of the blood-forming and immune cells from a relative or from a "matched" unrelated person through the National Marrow Donor Program, in an attempt to cure disease in the recipient (the person receiving the donated cells). Nonmyeloablative (bone-marrow preservation) bone marrow transplantation is a relatively new technique in which lower than usual doses of chemotherapy are given before transplantation, in hopes of reducing adverse side effects of the chemotherapy in transplant patients. Nonmyeloablative bone marrow transplantation has several advantages which doctors have determined are beneficial for this condition.

This research is being done because the complication of graft-versus-host disease can be bad for a person and there is no completely safe and effective way to prevent this complication. We know that cyclosporine helps but would like to know if the addition of basiliximab, given with cyclosporine, will decrease the incidence and/or severity of graft-versus-host disease after a transplant known as nonmyeloablative or "mini" transplant.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia:

    • Second or subsequent remission; patient over 18 yrs of age.
    • Relapsed after autologous HC transplant, over 18 years of age.
    • First remission, Philadelphia chromosome + over age 18.
    • Secondary AML, in first or subsequent remissions.
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia:

    • Philadelphia chromosome + over the age of 50, first or subsequent remission.
    • Relapse following Autologous HC transplantation, ages over 50.
    • Second or subsequent remission over the age of 50
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia:

    • First or second chronic phase over the age of 18.
    • Accelerated phase over the age of 18.
    • Must have failed or been intolerant to a standard tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

    • Failed nucleoside-based therapy, ages >18.
  • Myelodysplasia:

    • All-risk categories, age greater than 18.
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, less than 76 years of age

    • Relapsed diffuse aggressive NHL (intermediate and high grade) that fails to achieve CR or PR to conventional salvage chemotherapy.
    • Aggressive NHL includes diffuse large B cell lymphoma, diffuse mixed small and large cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma for grade 3 (follicular large cell lymphoma), T or B cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, diffuse small noncleaved (Burkett's or Burkett-like ) lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, peripheral T cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and other diffuse aggressive lymphomas that are not otherwise classifiable
    • Aggressive NHL that has relapsed following autologous HCT. Patients that respond to additional treatment for post-transplant relapse are eligible.
    • Aggressive NHL that does not achieve CR or PR with primary chemotherapy (i.e., primary induction failure).
    • Low-grade lymphoma refractory to standard therapy, including the following:

      1. small cell lymphocytic lymphoma,
      2. follicular lymphoma of grades 1 and 2 (follicular small cleaved and follicular mixed small and large cell lymphoma)
      3. marginal cell lymphoma, splenic lymphoma),
      4. lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and
      5. other lymphomas not otherwise classifiable.
  • Patients with low-grade lymphoma must have experienced progressive disease after receiving three or more of the following regimens:

    • alkylator-based therapy (cyclophosphamide/ vincristine/ prednisone) chlorambucil, monoclonal antibody based therapy (e.g., rituximab, Campath-1H, radiolabelled CD20+ antibodies);
    • nucleoside analog-based therapy (e.g., fludarabine, cladribine).)
  • Patients with marginal zone lymphoma or gastric MALT type associated with Helicobacter pylori infection must have progressed after receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy as well as three or more regimens as described above
  • Mantle cell, ages 18-75.
  • Hodgkin's Disease, ages 18-75.

    • Relapsed or refractory disease after autologous transplant.
  • Multiple Myeloma, ages 18-75

    • Recurrent disease after two medical therapies
    • Relapse following autologous transplant
  • Myelofibrosis, age greater than 18 years
  • Severe aplastic anemia (refractory to immunosuppressive therapy); age greater than 18 years

    • Patients with aplastic anemia must have marrow cellularity ≤ 10% plus 2 of the following:

      1. Absolute granulocyte count <500/mm3
      2. Corrected reticulocyte count <1%
      3. Untransfused platelet count <20,000/mm3 on at least 2 occasions
      4. Hemoglobin <9 g/dL (adults) or < 8 g/dL (children) on at least 2 occasions
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria; age greater than 18 years.

    • Renal function: creatinine greater than 2.5
  • Donor Requirement:

    • Must have a fully HLA-matched (10 of 10 Antigen matched) related or unrelated donor, eighteen years of age or older, who is capable of undergoing GCSF mobilization and apheresis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active CNS disease (the presence of leukemic blasts in the CSF)
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Inability to give informed consent.
  • AST, ALT, total bilirubin >3x upper limit of normal.
  • Creatinine > 2 or creatinine clearance < 50mL/hr. If patient has a creatinine of > 2 or creatinine clearance < 50mL/hr and it is due to the disease process then the patient will not be excluded based on this.
  • Fractional shortening by echocardiogram not within normal limits per institution or LVEF of < 40 %.
  • Pulmonary function: DLCO not within institutional normal limits or DLCO less than 45% of normal predicted, corrected for anemia
  • Prior allogeneic transplant.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00975975

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Robert Nelson, MD Indiana University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Indiana University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00975975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0908-04; IUCRO-0256
Study First Received: September 11, 2009
Results First Received: January 28, 2016
Last Updated: January 28, 2016

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
severe aplastic anemia
Mantle cell

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Primary Myelofibrosis
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Hodgkin Disease
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Anemia, Aplastic
Hematologic Neoplasms
Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017