Compassionate Use of Beclomethasone in Treating Patients With Graft-Versus-Host Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract
RATIONALE: Beclomethasone may be effective in treating patients who have graft-versus-host disease of the gastrointestinal tract.
PURPOSE: Compassionate use of beclomethasone in treating patients who have graft-versus-host disease of the gastrointestinal tract that has not responded to previous therapy.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Compassionate Use Of Oral Beclomethasone Dipropionate For Treatment Of Gastrointestinal Graft Versus Host Disease|
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Provide beclomethasone dipropionate to patients with gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease refractory to standard therapy or with a contraindication to systemic steroids.
- Minimize the serious side effects associated with systemic steroid use in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral beclomethasone dipropionate 4 times daily for 28 days in the absence of graft-versus-host disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may then receive a second course for 31 days if symptoms of graft-versus-host disease persist. Patients may receive up to 4 treatments (1 or 2 courses each) per year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001|
|Study Chair:||Philip L. McCarthy, MD||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|