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Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prevention in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation

2014-07-23 21:57:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Bone marrow transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy used to kill tumor cells. Sometimes the transplanted cells can make an immune response against normal tissues. Methotrexate and cyclosporine may prevent this from happening.

PURPOSE: Phase III trial to study the effectiveness of treatment with methotrexate and cyclosporine after bone marrow transplantation to provide protection against acute graft-versus-host disease.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of a combination of methotrexate and cyclosporine, administered after grafting, to prevent the development of acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) in patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

OUTLINE: Patients receive methotrexate IV on days 1,3,6, and 11. Patients also receive cyclosporine IV twice a day until the patient is eating, then it is administered orally twice a day. Cyclosporine begins on day -1 and continues until day 180. The dose is reduced beginning on day 50.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Accrual will continue until further notice.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Graft Versus Host Disease

Intervention

cyclosporine, methotrexate, allogeneic bone marrow transplantation

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle
Washington
United States
98109

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:57:13-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Techniques for the removal of subpopulations of cells (usually residual tumor cells) from the bone marrow ex vivo before it is infused. The purging is achieved by a variety of agents including pharmacologic agents, biophysical agents (laser photoirradiation or radioisotopes) and immunologic agents. Bone marrow purging is used in both autologous and allogeneic BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION.

Agents that destroy bone marrow activity. They are used to prepare patients for BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION or STEM CELL 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.

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.

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