Partially Matched Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients With Refractory Severe Aplastic Anemia or Refractory Cytopenias
Due to an overall and disease free survival of 85% to 100%, allogeneic blood or bone marrow stem cell transplantation using an HLA matched sibling donor is the therapy of choice for patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Unfortunately, only about 25% of patients have such a donor. For patients with SAA lacking a matched sibling donor, immunosuppressive therapy is the current treatment of choice. Approximately 70% of these patients have a complete or partial response to immunosuppressive therapy, achieving transfusion independence and/or growth factor independence.
For the approximately 30% of patients who do not respond to immunosuppressive therapy or experience recurrence, alternative donor (matched unrelated, partially matched family member) transplantation is a treatment option. However, graft rejection and graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) are significant barriers to success, decreasing event-free survival to 30% to 50%.
This study offers stem cell transplantation using a partially matched family member (haploidentical) donor to those patients with no available HLA-matched sibling or matched unrelated donor. In an attempt to reduce GVHD and regimen-related toxicity while maintaining adequate engraftment, we plan to infuse a highly purified stem cell graft. The Miltenyi Biotec CliniMACS CD3 depletion system will be used to derive a defined allogeneic graft highly enriched for CD34+ hematopoietic cells and depleted of CD3+ T-lymphocytes from G-CSF mobilized, donor-derived peripheral blood stem cells.
Patients 21 years of age and younger with refractory cytopenias are also eligible for this protocol as there are no other potentially curative therapies currently available for these conditions.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety of transplantation using a haploidentical donor product engineered to targeted cell counts using the investigational CliniMACS device for patients with refractory severe aplastic anemia (SAA) or refractory cytopenias. The treatment plan would be considered unsafe if we can find this type of procedure is associated with a significantly higher treatment failure rate. Treatment failure is defined as any occurrence of the following events, overall grade III-IV acute GVHD, graft failure or death due to any cause within 100 days after transplant.
Device: Allogeneic stem cell transplant
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) From Partially Matched Family Donors for Patients With Refractory Severe Aplastic Anemia or Refractory Cytopenias: A Pilot Study|
- Treatment Failures [ Time Frame: 100 days post transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety of HAPLO HSCT for patients with refractory severe aplastic anemia (SAA) or refractory cytopenias. The treatment plan would be considered unsafe if we can demonstrate that it is associated with a significantly higher treatment failure rate. The treatment failure is defined as any occurrence of the following events, overall grade III-IV acute GVHD, graft failure or death due to any cause within 100 days post HSCT or after the last cellular product infusion, if required.
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Allogeneic stem cell transplant
Participants will receive a reduced intensity conditioning regimen consisting of fludarabine, thiotepa, melphalan, and OKT3 followed by an infusion of haploidentical stem cells. Rituximab will be administered within 24 hours of the infusion in an effort to prevent posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder LPD. In addition to T-cell depletion of the donor product, participant will receive mycophenolate mofetil for prophylaxis of GVHD.
Secondary objectives for this protocol include the following:
- To observe the degree of hematopoietic chimerism in T-cells during the first year posttransplant.
- To observe the relative proportions of donor/host T-regulatory cells during the first year posttransplant.
- To monitor rates of acute and chronic GVHD during the first year posttransplant.
|United States, Tennessee|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105|
|Principal Investigator:||Kimberly Kasow, DO||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|