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Baricitinib for the Prophylaxis of Graft-Versus-Host Disease After Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

2019-10-24 12:49:49 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In this trial, the investigators will begin to explore the possibility that, as in mice, JAK1/2 inhibition with hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) may mitigate graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) while retaining engraftment and Graft-versus-Leukemia (GVL). Both preclinical and clinical data suggest that inhibition of IFNy and IL-6, directly and using downstream JAK Inhibitors, may be an effective strategy to decrease toxicities and improve disease control for patients undergoing Allogeneic HSCT. Baricitinib, as a JAK1/2 inhibitor, has shown superiority to other JAK inhibitors in preclinical GVHD models. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the safety of baricitinib with HSCT measured by the effect on engraftment and grade III-IV acute graft-versus-host-disease (aGVHD).

Study Design

Conditions

Graft-versus-host-disease

Intervention

Baricitinib

Location

Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis
Missouri
United States
63110

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Washington University School of Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-24T12:49:49-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An immunological attack mounted by a graft against the host because of tissue incompatibility when immunologically competent cells are transplanted to an immunologically incompetent host; the resulting clinical picture is that of GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE.

The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the GRAFT VS HOST REACTION.

The immune responses of a host to a graft. A specific response is GRAFT REJECTION.

The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.

Manipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease. It includes both active and passive immunization as well as immunosuppressive therapy to prevent graft rejection.

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