Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancer
RATIONALE: Bone marrow that has been treated to remove certain white blood cells may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and may reduce the chance of developing graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplantation.
PURPOSE: Phase IV trial to study the incidence of graft-versus-host disease in patients who have hematologic cancer and who are undergoing bone marrow transplantation from a donor.
Graft Versus Host Disease
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Biological: anti-thymocyte globulin
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: bone marrow ablation with stem cell support
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Allogeneic Marrow Transplants Depleted of T-Cells by CD34+ Selection in Patients Undergoing Transplantation With an Unrelated Matched or 1 Antigen Mismatched Donor or a 1 Antigen Mismatched Related Donor|
|Study Start Date:||September 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the incidence of acute graft versus host disease in patients undergoing transplantation with an unrelated or related matched or mismatched antigen donor. II. Evaluate the rapidity of engraftment and CD4 count recovery post-transplantation in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive total body irradiation (TBI) three or two times a day on days -8 to -5. Following TBI, patients receive thiotepa IV over 4 hours daily on days -4 and -3 plus cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour daily on days -2 and -1. Antithymocyte globulin is administered by IV over at least 4 hours on days -4 to -1. Patients undergo an allogenic bone marrow transplantation on day 0. Bone marrow is harvested from patient's donor, depleted of T-cells, and infused. Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 4.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 26-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 3-4 years.
|United States, Maryland|
|Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201|
|Study Chair:||Barry R. Meisenberg, MD||University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center|