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Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN 1503) (STRIDE2)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2019
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Marrow Donor Program
Emory University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical College of Wisconsin

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 6, 2016
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 9, 2016
Last Update Posted Date September 12, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date March 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 6, 2016)
Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
OS will be compared between treatment arms using a point-wise comparison at 2-years, and the survival curves will be estimated using the Kaplan Meier product limit estimator.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT02766465 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 6, 2016)
  • Occurrence of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) related events [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
    Examination of the occurrence of the SCD-related events will be performed. Exact logistic regression will be used to estimate an odds ratio of each of these events between treatment groups, assuming that at least one event occurs on study in each of the treatment groups, controlling for other patient related characteristics and individual history of the event of interest.
  • Mean Pain Intensity [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    Mean pain intensity assessed by an electronic pain diary.
  • Exercise Capacity [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    The 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) test will be used to assess exercise capacity.
  • Cardiac Function [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    Cardiac function will be assessed by the change from baseline in Tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRJV).
  • Pulmonary Function [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    Pulmonary function will be assessed by the change from baseline in Forced Expiratory Volume 1 second (FEV1).
  • Renal Function [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    Renal function will be assessed through measurements of albuminuria (urine-albumin creatinine ratio) and serum creatinine.
  • Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) [ Time Frame: Day 28, 1 year, and 2 years ]
    HRQoL assessed using the NIH's PROMIS 57 instrument.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Bone Marrow Transplantation vs Standard of Care in Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN 1503)
Official Title  ICMJE A Study to Compare Bone Marrow Transplantation to Standard Care in Adolescents and Young Adults With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (BMT CTN #1503)
Brief Summary This is a clinical trial that will compare survival and sickle related outcomes in adolescents and young adults with severe sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplantation and standard of care. The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival.
Detailed Description

This is a prospective phase II multi-center trial of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or standard of care based on availability of HLA-matched related or unrelated donor after confirmation of clinical eligibility. In order to minimize bias assignment to either treatment arm, clinical eligibility to both treatment arms are similar and donor availability is not known at referral. HLA typing and donor search is initiated upon confirmation of clinical eligibility for the study. Additionally, all analyses of primary and secondary endpoints will follow the Intent-to-Treat principle to address potential bias introduced by participants with donors not proceeding to transplantation or those without a matched donor receiving transplantation with less well-matched donors.

The primary outcome is 2-year overall survival. Our hypothesis is that patients who receive bone marrow transplantation will experience early deaths but that this will plateau by 2 years after transplantation. Patients who receive standard of care will not experience early death but will succumb to their disease at a rate much higher than the general population. Therefore, the goal of the study is to establish that the difference in the proportion of patients surviving is not significantly more than 15% lower in the donor arm at 2-years after assignment to treatment arm.

Secondary endpoints will compare changes in sickle cell disease related events (pulmonary hypertension, cerebrovascular events, renal function, avascular necrosis, leg ulcer) and functional outcomes [6-minute walk distance (6MWD), health-related quality of life, cardiac function, pulmonary function, and mean pain intensity as assessed by a multidimensional electronic pain diary] from baseline to 2-years after assignment to treatment arms.

Additionally for patients assigned to the donor arm and expected to undergo transplantation, hematopoietic recovery, graft rejection, acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, other significant transplant-related complications and disease-free survival will be reported.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Patients are enrolled without a known donor. All patients have 180 days from confirmation of eligibility to confirm a donor. Patients with a donor will be assigned to the Donor Arm and receive HCT; patients without a donor will be assigned to the no donor arm and continue receiving standard of care for their SCD.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Sickle Cell Disease
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Busulfan
    Busulfan dose will be 3.2 mg/kg administered as a single daily dose IV on days -8 through -5 with dosing adjusted using targeted pharmacokinetics.
    Other Name: Busulfex
  • Drug: Fludarabine
    Fludarabine dose will be 35 mg/m^2/day administered IV on days -7 through -3 (total fludarabine dose is 175 mg/m^2).
    Other Name: Fludara
  • Drug: r-ATG
    r-ATG will be administered IV on day -6 at 0.5mg/kg, on day -5 at 1 mg/kg and on days -4, -3 and -2 at 1.5mg/kg (total r-ATG dose is 6 mg/kg).
    Other Name: Rabbit antithymocyte globulin
  • Procedure: Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
    Day 0 is the day of transplantation.
    Other Name: Bone Marrow Transplant; BMT; HCT
  • Drug: Tacrolimus
    Tacrolimus commences on day -3 and extends through day +180 after transplantation with doses adjusted to maintain appropriate levels according to institutional guidelines.
    Other Name: Prograf®
  • Drug: Methotrexate
    Methotrexate will be administered intravenously on day+1 at 15mg/m^2, day+3 at 10mg/m^2, day+6 at 10mg/m^2, and day+11 at 10mg/m^2.
    Other Name: MTX
  • Procedure: Standard of Care
    Continue to receive standard of care treatment per patient's SCD physician.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Donor Arm
    Donor Arm patients will undergo hematopoietic cell transplant
    • Drug: Busulfan
    • Drug: Fludarabine
    • Drug: r-ATG
    • Procedure: Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
    • Drug: Tacrolimus
    • Drug: Methotrexate
  • Active Comparator: No-Donor Arm
    No-donor arm patients will continue with standard of care per their SCD physician.
    Intervention: Procedure: Standard of Care
Publications * Krishnamurti L, Neuberg DS, Sullivan KM, Kamani NR, Abraham A, Campigotto F, Zhang W, Dahdoul T, De Castro L, Parikh S, Bakshi N, Haight A, Hassell KL, Loving R, Rosenthal J, Smith SL, Smith W, Spearman M, Stevenson K, Wu CJ, Wiedl C, Waller EK, Walters MC. Bone marrow transplantation for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease: Results of a prospective multicenter pilot study. Am J Hematol. 2019 Apr;94(4):446-454. doi: 10.1002/ajh.25401. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 6, 2016)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date March 2022   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age ≥ 15 and < 41 years
  2. Severe sickle cell disease [Hemoglobin SS (Hb SS), Hemoglobin SC (Hb SC) or Hemoglobin SBeta thalassemia (Hb Sβ) genotype] with at least 1 of the following manifestations (a-e):

    1. Clinically significant neurologic event (stroke) or any neurological deficit lasting > 24 hours;
    2. History of two or more episodes of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in the 2-year period preceding enrollment despite the institution of supportive care measures (i.e. asthma therapy);
    3. An average of three or more pain crises per year in the 2-year period preceding enrollment (required intravenous pain management in the outpatient or inpatient hospital setting). Clinical documentation of pain management in the inpatient or outpatient setting is required.
    4. Administration of regular RBC transfusion therapy, defined as receiving 8 or more transfusion events per year (in the 12 months before enrollment) to prevent vaso-occlusive clinical complications (i.e. pain, stroke, and acute chest syndrome)
    5. An echocardiographic finding of tricuspid valve regurgitant jet (TRJ) velocity ≥ 2.7 m/sec.
    6. Ongoing high impact chronic pain on a majority of days per month for ≥ 6 months as defined as ONE or more of the following: Chronic pain without contributory SCD complications, OR Mixed pain type in which chronic pain is occurring at site(s) (arms, back, chest, or abdominal pain) unrelated to any sites associated with Contributory SCD complications (e.g. leg ulcers and/or avascular necrosis).

    i. High impact chronic pain is identified as those reporting "severe interference" with life activities OR "usually or always" experiencing a limitation of their life or work activities including household chores. (See guidelines for identifying HICP in the BMT CTN 1503 Manual of Procedures) ii. Contributory SCD complications are defined as clinical signs (e.g. presence of leg ulcers) or clinical assessments (e.g. imaging confirmation of splenic infarct or avascular necrosis). Chronic pain attributed solely to contributory SCD complications is excluded.

  3. Adequate physical function as measured by all of the following:

    1. Karnofsky/Lansky performance score ≥ 60
    2. Cardiac function: Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) > 40%; or LV shortening fraction > 26% by cardiac echocardiogram or by Multi Gated Acquisition Scan (MUGA).
    3. Pulmonary function:

    a. Pulse oximetry with a baseline O2 saturation of ≥ 85% b. Diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) > 40% (corrected for hemoglobin) d. Renal function: Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x the upper limit of normal for age as per local laboratory and 24 hour urine creatinine clearance >70 mL/min; or GFR > 70 mL/min/1.73 m2 by radionuclide Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR).

    e. Hepatic function:

    1. Serum conjugated (direct) bilirubin < 2x upper limit of normal for age as per local laboratory. Participants are not excluded if the serum conjugated (direct) bilirubin is >2x the upper limit of normal for age as per local laboratory and: There is evidence of a hyperhemolytic reaction after a recent RBC transfusion, OR there is evidence of moderate direct hyperbilirubinemia defined as direct serum bilirubin < 5 times ULN and not caused by underlying hepatic diseasePatients
    2. alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) < 5 times upper limit of normal as per local laboratory.

Additional inclusion required for donor arm participants to proceed with transplant

  1. Liver MRI (≤ 90 days prior to initiation of transplant conditioning) to document hepatic iron content is required for participants who are currently receiving ≥8 packed red blood cell transfusions for ≥1 year or have received ≥20 packed red blood cell transfusions (cumulative). Participants who have hepatic iron content ≥7 mg Fe/ g liver dry weight by liver MRI must have a liver biopsy and histological examination/documentation of the absence of cirrhosis, bridging fibrosis and active hepatitis (≤ 90 days prior to initiation of transplant conditioning).
  2. Lack of clinical or radiologic evidence of a recent neurologic event (such as stroke or transient ischemic attack) by Cerebral MRI/MRA within 30 days prior to initiating transplant conditioning. Subjects with clinical or radiologic evidence of a recent neurologic event will be deferred for ≥ 6 months with repeat cerebral MRI/MRA to ensure stabilization of the neurologic event prior to proceeding to transplantation
  3. Documentation of participant's willingness to use approved contraception method until discontinuation of all immunosuppressive medications is to be documented in the medical record corresponding with the consent conference.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. HLA typing prior to referral (consultation with HCT physician). If a subject has had HLA typing with accompanying documentation that full siblings were not HLA typed and that a search of the unrelated donor registry was not performed the subject will be considered eligible. Documentation will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Protocol Officer or his/her designee.
  2. Uncontrolled bacterial, viral or fungal infection in the 6 weeks before enrollment.
  3. Seropositivity for HIV.
  4. Previous HCT or solid organ transplant.
  5. Participation in a clinical trial in which the patient received an investigational drug or device must be discontinued at enrollment.
  6. A history of substance abuse as defined by version IV of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV).
  7. Demonstrated lack of compliance with prior medical care as determined by referring physician.
  8. Pregnant or breast feeding females.
  9. Inability to receive HCT due to alloimmunization, defined as the inability to receive packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion therapy.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 15 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Jamie Garrison
Contact: Adam Mendizabal, PhD
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries Canada
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02766465
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE BMTCTN1503
1U01HL128568-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Results will be published in a manuscript and supporting information submitted to NIH BioLINCC (including data dictionaries, case report forms, data submission documentation, documentation for outcomes dataset, etc where indicated).
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Supporting Materials: Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Time Frame: Within 6 months of official study closure at participating sites.
Access Criteria: Available to the public
Responsible Party Medical College of Wisconsin
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Medical College of Wisconsin
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • Emory University
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Mary Eapen, MD Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
PRS Account Medical College of Wisconsin
Verification Date September 2019

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