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Donor Bone Marrow Transplant in Treating Young Patients With Cancer or a Non-Cancerous Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00118326
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2010
Information provided by:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: A bone marrow transplant from a brother or sister may be able to replace blood-forming cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Colony-stimulating factors, such as G-CSF, cause the body to make blood cells. Giving G-CSF to the donor may help the body make more stem cells that can be collected for bone marrow transplant and may cause fewer side effects in the patient after the transplant.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects of donor bone marrow transplant and to see how well it works in treating young patients with cancer or a non-cancerous disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Cancer Leukemia Lymphoma Myelodysplastic Syndromes Neuroblastoma Sarcoma Biological: filgrastim Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the safety and feasibility of filgrastim (G-CSF)-mobilized bone marrow from an HLA-identical pediatric sibling donor as a stem cell source for pediatric patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for malignant or non-malignant disease.


  • Determine the time to neutrophil and platelet engraftment, number of red blood cell and platelet transfusions, number of febrile days, and number of hospitalization days in patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the number of nucleated cells and CD34-positive cells, absolute lymphocyte count, and lymphocyte subsets (CD3/CD4/CD8) in G-CSF-mobilized bone marrow from these donors.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, pilot study.

Donors receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously once daily on days -4 to 0. Donors then undergo standard bone marrow harvest on day 0.

Patients receive pre-transplantation conditioning and graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis according to the disease for which the patient is being treated and the treatment plan or clinical trial for which the patient is enrolled on. Patients undergo allogeneic bone marrow transplantation on day 0.

After completion of bone marrow harvest, donors are followed at 7 and 30 days. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for 100 days post-transplantation and then periodically thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 80 participants (40 donors and 40 patients) will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Feasibility of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) Stimulated Bone Marrow From Pediatric Donors as a Stem Cell Source for Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant
Study Start Date : August 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and feasibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Patients (recipients):

    • Undergoing a myeloablative or nonmyeloablative allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for 1 of the following diseases:

      • Hematologic malignancy
      • Non-hematologic malignancy
      • Non-malignant disease
    • Not undergoing T-cell depleted bone marrow transplantation
  • Donors:

    • Healthy sibling of a patient meeting eligibility requirements for this protocol
    • HLA-identically matched with patient



  • 18 and under (patient and donor)

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 90-100% (donor) OR
  • Lansky 90-100% (donor)

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • No sickle cell anemia (donor)


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • HIV negative (patient and donor)
  • No uncontrolled bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection (donor)
  • No potentially life threatening autoimmune disease (donor)


  • Not pregnant or nursing (patient and donor)
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception (patient)
  • No other illness that would severely limit life expectancy (patient)
  • No pre-existing medical condition that would confer a high risk for bone marrow donation (donor)
  • No medical condition or psychiatric trait that would preclude G-CSF administration or bone marrow harvesting (donor)


Biologic therapy

  • More than 4 years since prior allogeneic blood transfusion (donor)
  • No concurrent growth factors post-transplantation (donor)


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Concurrent participation in another treatment clinical trial allowed provided the use of filgrastim (G-CSF)-mobilized bone marrow is not excluded (patient)
  • No other concurrent investigational agents (donor)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00118326

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United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838
United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1024
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Principal Investigator: Ann E. Woolfrey, MD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00118326    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1802.00
CDR0000430709 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ )
First Posted: July 11, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010
Keywords provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:
de novo myelodysplastic syndromes
disseminated neuroblastoma
previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
recurrent neuroblastoma
secondary myelodysplastic syndromes
childhood acute myeloid leukemia in remission
childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
childhood chronic myelogenous leukemia
juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
previously treated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
recurrent Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors
recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
recurrent childhood acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent childhood large cell lymphoma
recurrent childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
recurrent childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
untreated childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
untreated childhood acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid malignancies
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Neoplasms
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases