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Blood Samples to Evaluate Biomarkers of Donor Chimerism

This study has been completed.
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2008
Last updated: February 13, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

We are interested in patient-specific factors that may affect the balance of recipient cells and donor cells in patients who receive stem cell transplants. We will look at the way the patient's body breaks down two drugs, fludarabine and mycophenolate mofetil, and how these two drugs affect the patient's body.

Hodgkins Disease
Non-hodgkins Lymphoma
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Blood Samples to Evaluate Biomarkers of Donor Chimerism

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Further study details as provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Donor T-cell chimerism [ Time Frame: Day 28 post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exposure to fludarabine and mycophenolate mofetil and their breakdown products. [ Time Frame: Before and after transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA


Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients receiving fludarabine and mycophenolate mofetil.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with a hematologic disease or malignancy
  • Scheduled to receive nonablative conditioning with fludarabine and total body irradiation
  • Donor is well-matched by high resolution DNA techniques.
  • Scheduled to receive postgrafting immunosuppression of oral MMF (CellCept) and an oral calcineurin inhibitor.
  • Age >18 years at the time of enrollment.

Exclusion criteria:

-Diagnosed with an immunodeficiency disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00764829

United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Principal Investigator: Jeannine S McCune, PharmD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Responsible Party: Jeannine S. McCune, PharmD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier: NCT00764829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FHCRC - 1980.00, R01HL091744, IR-5957
Study First Received: September 30, 2008
Last Updated: February 13, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:
hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
mycophenolate mofetil
mycophenolic acid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Precancerous Conditions processed this record on November 25, 2014