Reduced Intensity Allogeneic PBSCT to Treat Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Failure States (ALBUM)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arizona

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to look at whether the combination of lower-dose chemotherapy with two chemotherapy (anti-cancer) drugs, called busulfan and melphalan, and an antibody medication called alemtuzumab (Campath®), can prevent rejection of donor blood stem cells so that those cells take hold and build a healthy new blood cell factory after transplant. The study will also look at the safety of the combination of drugs and of the transplant of peripheral blood stem cells from a healthy relative or an unrelated donor.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hematologic Neoplasms Multiple Myeloma Anemia, Aplastic Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal Myelofibrosis Drug: busulfan, and melphalan, and alemtuzumab Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Transplantation of related or unrelated allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) after administration of a reduced-intensity regimen of busulfan, melphalan and alemtuzumab will be associated with satisfactory engraftment and acceptable post-transplant non-relapse mortality.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Reduced-Intensity Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (PBSCT) for Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Failure States
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: busulfan, and melphalan, and alemtuzumab
Three drug regimen using busulfan, and melphalan, and alemtuzumab.
Drug: busulfan, and melphalan, and alemtuzumab

intravenous busulfan 3.2 mg/kg/dose daily for 2 days, on days -5 and -4 (i.e., 5 and 4 days, respectively, before PBSCT).

intravenous melphalan 100 mg/m2 on day -3.

intravenous alemtuzumab 30 mg/dose for 2 days, on days -2 and -1.

Other Names:
  • Busulfan (Busulfex®),
  • Melphalan (Alkeran®)
  • Alemtuzumab (Campath®)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary efficacy endpoint is the presence of donor lymphohematopoietic chimerism (defined as at least 50% donor cells in the peripheral blood) in peripheral blood by day +100 (i.e., 100 days after allogeneic PBSCT). [ Time Frame: Day +100 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analyses of relapse-free survival, event-free survival and overall survival will be performed [ Time Frame: Day +100 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 50 to 75 years or age 18 to 49 with one or more of these risk factors: prior autologous, allogeneic or syngeneic HCT (Hematopoietic cell transplantation); not in first complete remission or first chronic phase; and/or presence of one or more medical conditions that would place the subject at high risk such as heart and kidney disease.
  • Subjects with hematologic cancers must have received at least one previous course of chemotherapy or biological therapy. In other words, the subject cannot enroll in this trial for initial treatment of the disease.
  • Availability of a healthy related or unrelated volunteer allogeneic donor.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible for another study or standard of care treatment that offers higher probability of cure or long-term control of subject's disease.
  • Severe abnormal function of organs such as heart, kidneys, liver.
  • Untreated or progressive central nervous system involvement by the disease.
  • Subject is pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Performance score is below 50: at the least, requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care.
  • Positive for the HIV [AIDS] virus
  • Life expectancy less than 12 weeks with conventional treatments.
  • For subjects capable of having children, refusal to practice birth control while on this study and for at least 12 months after PBSCT or after stopping post-transplant immunosuppressive treatments, whichever occurs later.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00997386

United States, Arizona
University Medical Center and UMC-North Clinic
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85719
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Andrew M Yeager, MD University of Arizona

Responsible Party: University of Arizona Identifier: NCT00997386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0679-04
First Posted: October 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 1, 2016
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by University of Arizona:
Hematologic malignancies
lymphoma, leukemia, MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome)
reduced-intensity preparative regimen
allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant
myelofibrosis or other myeloproliferative syndromes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Primary Myelofibrosis
Hematologic Neoplasms
Anemia, Aplastic
Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Neoplasms by Site
Anemia, Hemolytic
Myelodysplastic Syndromes