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Covid-19 in Hematological Malignancies (EPICOVIDEHA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04733729
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 2, 2021
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2022
European Hematology Association
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LIVIO PAGANO, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:
The overall purpose of this project is to better understand the epidemiology of COVID-19 in patients with hematological malignancies (including hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients) in the different European Countries. The results obtained will allow us to better know the prevalence of this complication in the different categories of patients with hematological malignancies (HMs). In order to attain the objectives previously described we will develop a multicentre, international, observational, retrospective and prospective study of consecutive cases of COVID-19 among HMs. There will be a clinical follow-up of the patients included in this study to observe the survival rate. Data collected form this study will be evaluated with a descriptive analysis.

Condition or disease
COVID-19 Infection in Hematological Malignancies Patients

Detailed Description:

At the moment, few data on the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients suffering from hematological malignancies are available. However, the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges and opportunities on hematological malignancies. The future trajectory of this pandemic appears to be growing and hematology communities must continue to prepare for its spread In this project, we will implement cooperation between all members of the hematology departments both within the EHA and outside it, in order to evaluate the epidemiological data on the incidence and outcome in patients with hematological malignancies infected with SARS-CoV-2.

We will provide useful information to inform the individualized plan for patients with hematological malignancies.

We aim to evaluate the epidemiology and outcomes of patients with HM infected with COVID-19,estimate the incidence and type of disease, assess the acute and long-term mortality rate and estimate the overall mortality rate of cases.

This is a cohort retrospective/prospective survey. In the retrospective phase of the study, participating centers will retrospectively review episodes of COVID-19 disease that occurred in patients with hematological malignancies identified at their institutions from February 2020 to December 2020. In the prospective phase of the study, the researchers will include episodes of COVID-19 disease from the start of the study through December 31, 2021.

The study population will need to be over 18 with hematological malignancies and SARS-CoV-2 An electronic database with anonymization will be created and available to collect all information with single access for each participating institution. The data collected will be demographic data,epidemiological factors, admission information, COVID-19 disease severity, history of hematological malignancies, disease status with past / current treatments, and 30 days of diagnosis.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 3000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Years
Official Title: Epidemiology of COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Hematological Malignancies: A European Haematology Association Survey
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2024

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Epidemiology of COVID-19 infection in patients with hematological malignancies [ Time Frame: 2020 (1 year) ]
    to evaluate the epidemiology of COVID infection among all hema malignancies patients subgroups

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
No formal sample size is planned for this study because not only the main hypothesis will be assessed. However, this is a multicentre cohort study on a high incident disease, with an elevated expected number of events (death, complications, and co-infections) to be observed. So more than 2000 patients are expected to be included.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age equal to or greater than 18 years of age.
  • History of hematological malignancies (acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, lymphomas, myeloma, chronic myeloprolipherative disorders) at any stage/status.
  • Active hematological malignancies at any stage/status.
  • Diagnosis of hematological malignancy (acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, lymphomas, myeloma, chronic myeloprolipherative disorders) at any stage/status.
  • SARS-CoV-2 positive test (nasopharyngeal, BAL, fecal), documented by Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panels.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hematological diseases, other than hematological malignancies.
  • Not tested positive for SARS-CoV-2
  • Patients "off therapy" for more than 5 years

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04733729

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Contact: livio pagano, Prof +390630154180 livio.pagano@unicatt.it
Contact: Jon Salmanton Garcia, Dr jon.salmanton-garcia@uk-koeln.de

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ASST-Spedali Civili Recruiting
Brescia, Italy
Contact: Chiara Cattaneo         
AOU Policlinico Federico II Recruiting
Napoli, Italy
Contact: Marco Picardi         
Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS Recruiting
Rome, Italy
Contact: Livio Pagano         
Contact: Marianna Criscuolo         
Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena IFO Recruiting
Rome, Italy
Contact: Francesco Marchesi         
Osp. di Circolo-Fondazione Macchi Recruiting
Varese, Italy
Contact: Claudia Maria Basilico         
AOUI Verona Recruiting
Verona, Italy
Contact: Gianpaolo Nadali         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sorveglianza Epidemiologica Infezioni Fungine Emopatie Maligne
European Hematology Association
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Passamonti F, Cattaneo C, Arcaini L, Bruna R, Cavo M, Merli F, Angelucci E, Krampera M, Cairoli R, Della Porta MG, Fracchiolla N, Ladetto M, Gambacorti Passerini C, Salvini M, Marchetti M, Lemoli R, Molteni A, Busca A, Cuneo A, Romano A, Giuliani N, Galimberti S, Corso A, Morotti A, Falini B, Billio A, Gherlinzoni F, Visani G, Tisi MC, Tafuri A, Tosi P, Lanza F, Massaia M, Turrini M, Ferrara F, Gurrieri C, Vallisa D, Martelli M, Derenzini E, Guarini A, Conconi A, Cuccaro A, Cudillo L, Russo D, Ciambelli F, Scattolin AM, Luppi M, Selleri C, Ortu La Barbera E, Ferrandina C, Di Renzo N, Olivieri A, Bocchia M, Gentile M, Marchesi F, Musto P, Federici AB, Candoni A, Venditti A, Fava C, Pinto A, Galieni P, Rigacci L, Armiento D, Pane F, Oberti M, Zappasodi P, Visco C, Franchi M, Grossi PA, Bertu L, Corrao G, Pagano L, Corradini P; ITA-HEMA-COV Investigators. Clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with COVID-19 severity in patients with haematological malignancies in Italy: a retrospective, multicentre, cohort study. Lancet Haematol. 2020 Oct;7(10):e737-e745. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30251-9. Epub 2020 Aug 13.
Garcia-Suarez J, de la Cruz J, Cedillo A, Llamas P, Duarte R, Jimenez-Yuste V, Hernandez-Rivas JA, Gil-Manso R, Kwon M, Sanchez-Godoy P, Martinez-Barranco P, Colas-Lahuerta B, Herrera P, Benito-Parra L, Alegre A, Velasco A, Matilla A, Alaez-Uson MC, Martos-Martinez R, Martinez-Chamorro C, Susana-Quiroz K, Del Campo JF, de la Fuente A, Herraez R, Pascual A, Gomez E, Perez-Oteyza J, Ruiz E, Alonso A, Gonzalez-Medina J, Martin-Buitrago LN, Canales M, Gonzalez-Gascon I, Vicente-Ayuso MC, Valenciano S, Roa MG, Monteliu PE, Lopez-Jimenez J, Escobar CE, Ortiz-Martin J, Diez-Martin JL, Martinez-Lopez J; Asociacion Madrilena de Hematologia y Hemoterapia (AMHH). Impact of hematologic malignancy and type of cancer therapy on COVID-19 severity and mortality: lessons from a large population-based registry study. J Hematol Oncol. 2020 Oct 8;13(1):133. doi: 10.1186/s13045-020-00970-7.
Kuderer NM, Choueiri TK, Shah DP, Shyr Y, Rubinstein SM, Rivera DR, Shete S, Hsu CY, Desai A, de Lima Lopes G Jr, Grivas P, Painter CA, Peters S, Thompson MA, Bakouny Z, Batist G, Bekaii-Saab T, Bilen MA, Bouganim N, Larroya MB, Castellano D, Del Prete SA, Doroshow DB, Egan PC, Elkrief A, Farmakiotis D, Flora D, Galsky MD, Glover MJ, Griffiths EA, Gulati AP, Gupta S, Hafez N, Halfdanarson TR, Hawley JE, Hsu E, Kasi A, Khaki AR, Lemmon CA, Lewis C, Logan B, Masters T, McKay RR, Mesa RA, Morgans AK, Mulcahy MF, Panagiotou OA, Peddi P, Pennell NA, Reynolds K, Rosen LR, Rosovsky R, Salazar M, Schmidt A, Shah SA, Shaya JA, Steinharter J, Stockerl-Goldstein KE, Subbiah S, Vinh DC, Wehbe FH, Weissmann LB, Wu JT, Wulff-Burchfield E, Xie Z, Yeh A, Yu PP, Zhou AY, Zubiri L, Mishra S, Lyman GH, Rini BI, Warner JL; COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium. Clinical impact of COVID-19 on patients with cancer (CCC19): a cohort study. Lancet. 2020 Jun 20;395(10241):1907-1918. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31187-9. Epub 2020 May 28. Erratum In: Lancet. 2020 Sep 12;396(10253):758.

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: LIVIO PAGANO, Associated Professor of Hematology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04733729    
Other Study ID Numbers: EHA-IDWG
First Posted: February 2, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2022
Last Verified: October 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hematologic Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Hematologic Diseases