Phase I Study of Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation Followed by Third Party Thymus Transplantation
The objective of this trial is to assess the toxicity of thymus transplantation following unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation. Emphasis will be placed on adverse events that are not typically associated with umbilical cord blood transplantation. Also, to determine whether engraftment of a third party thymus allograft is feasible in patients who have undergone unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation.
The objective of this trial is to assess the toxicity of thymus transplantation following unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation. Emphasis will be placed on adverse events that are not typically associated with umbilical cord blood transplantation. Also, to determine whether engraftment of a third party thymus allograft is feasible in patients who have undergone unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation. Thymic engraftment will be determined by biopsy of the thymus allograft and immunohistochemical evidence of thymopoiesis. In addition, we would like to assess thymic function by measuring the number of naive T cells and the number of T cell receptor rearrangement excision circles (TRECS), and by assessing the diversity of the T cell receptor beta chain. These data will be compared to age, stem-cell donor source and disease matched historical controls whose stem cell transplants were not followed by a thymus transplant. This will be done in descriptive fashion. Other immune parameters will be followed including T, B, and NK cell numbers, T cell responses to mitogens, antigens, and immunoglobulin production.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stem Cell Transplantation
Thymic Transplantation for Recipients of UCB transplant
Duke University Health System
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00597441
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
Preparative treatment of transplant recipient with various conditioning regimens including radiation, immune sera, chemotherapy, and/or immunosuppressive agents, prior to transplantation. Transplantation conditioning is very common before bone marrow transplantation.
Bone Marrow Transplantation
The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
Stem Cell Transplantation
The transfer of STEM CELLS from one individual to another within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or between species (XENOTRANSPLANTATION), or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). The source and location of the stem cells determines their potency or pluripotency to differentiate into various cell types.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation
Transfer of MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS).
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