Basiliximab #2: In-Vivo Activated T-Cell Depletion to Prevent Graft-Versus_Host Disease (GVHD) After Nonmyeloablative Allotransplantation for the Treatment of Blood Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects (good and bad) of the medication basiliximab in combination with cyclosporine (investigational therapy) for the prevention of a complication of bone marrow transplantation known as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is a complication in which the cells of the transplanted bone marrow react against organs and tissues.
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Basiliximab #2: In-Vivo Activated T-Cell Depletion to Prevent GVHD After Nonmyeloablative Allotransplantation for the Treatment of Blood Cancer|
- Assess the incidence grade 3-4 aGVHD; Compare the incidence of grade 3-4 aGVHD with those of a recently completed clinical trial cohort [ Time Frame: Pre-Transplant thru 1 year post transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- To test the hypothesis that donor cell engraftment is associated with an expansion of donor-derived natural killer cells in the immediate post-transplant period [ Time Frame: Pre-transplant thru 1 year post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Basiliximab will be given by IV on Day +7 post transplant for recipients of matched unrelated cells. Basiliximab will be given by IV on Day +9 post transplant for recipients of matched related cells.
Basiliximab given 1 time on Day +7 or Day +9.
Other Name: Simulect
This study is for patients with a blood condition or myelodysplasia (bone marrow disease) which has either not responded to treatment or is not treatable by conventional/routine medical treatments. Bone marrow transplantation is a medical treatment that involves giving high doses of chemotherapy followed by the transplantation of the blood-forming and immune cells from a relative or from a "matched" unrelated person through the National Marrow Donor Program, in an attempt to cure disease in the recipient (the person receiving the donated cells). Nonmyeloablative (bone-marrow preservation) bone marrow transplantation is a relatively new technique in which lower than usual doses of chemotherapy are given before transplantation, in hopes of reducing adverse side effects of the chemotherapy in transplant patients. Nonmyeloablative bone marrow transplantation has several advantages which doctors have determined are beneficial for this condition.
This research is being done because the complication of graft-versus-host disease can be bad for a person and there is no completely safe and effective way to prevent this complication. We know that cyclosporine helps but would like to know if the addition of basiliximab, given with cyclosporine, will decrease the incidence and/or severity of graft-versus-host disease after a transplant known as nonmyeloablative or "mini" transplant.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00975975
|United States, Indiana|
|Indiana University Cancer Center|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert Nelson, MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|