Immunotherapy for Lymphoproliferative Diseases Associated With Epstein-Barr Virus in Patients Who Have Undergone Organ Transplants
RATIONALE: Donor lymphocytes that have been exposed to Epstein-Barr virus may be able to help the body kill cancers associated with this virus.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of Epstein-Barr virus-specific T cells derived from matched donors in organ transplant patients with lymphoproliferative diseases associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
Biological: allogeneic Epstein-Barr virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase I Pilot Trial to Evaluate the Toxicity of Allogeneic Epstein-Barr Virus Specific T-Lymphocytes for the Treatment of EBV-Associated Lymphoproliferative Diseases in Organ Transplant Recipients|
|Study Start Date:||November 1996|
OBJECTIVES: I. Examine the toxic effects of allogeneic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) for the treatment of EBV lymphoproliferative diseases (LPD) in organ transplant recipients. II. Determine the level of in vivo expansion of allogeneic CTL and the period of time during which these CTL's can be detected in the blood of recipients of the T cell infusions.
OUTLINE: Donors undergo leukapheresis, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) specific cytoxic T lymphocytes are cultivated in vitro. Patients receive infusions of EBV specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes over 5 to 10 minutes on weeks 0, 2, and 4. Patients with stable disease and those achieving partial remission are followed weekly for signs of disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 10 patients will be accrued in this study.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|Study Chair:||Kenneth G. Lucas, MD||University of Alabama at Birmingham|