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Baltimore, Maryland 21287


To see if it is possible to use short-duration tacrolimus after a peripheral blood stem cell transplant in certain malignancies that are considered difficult to engraft.

Study summary:

The main goal is to learn whether a drug called tacrolimus, which is an immune-lowering drug (an immunosuppressant) given after transplant to help prevent certain complications, can be given safely for a shorter period of time than it has been in the past. The experiences with immunosuppression duration with other allogeneic HSCT platforms cannot be directly extrapolated to the high-dose posttransplantation cyclophosphamide platform (another type of immunosuppressant given after transplant to help prevent GVHD). There are presently no published data on the minimum required duration of tacrolimus after nonmyeloablative HSCT that includes high-dose Cy as part of postgrafting immunosuppression. The effectiveness of high-dose posttransplantation Cy in GVHD prevention, however, permits the investigation of this question. At the present time there are few or no cures for diseases studied on this trial outside of a bone marrow or peripheral blood transplant. The peripheral blood for this transplant comes from a relative who is a half-match or "haplo" match to the participant. Possible donors include parents, siblings, and children. In order to help the bone marrow grow, or "take", inside the body, participants will receive chemotherapy and radiation before the transplant. After the transplant participants will receive high doses of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®) along with other medications to lower the immune system, such as tacrolimus. These medications may lower the risk of graft versus host disease (GVHD) and of rejection of the peripheral blood graft.


Inclusion Criteria: - Presence of a suitable related HLA-haploidentical or -matched stem cell donor, or a 10/10 matched unrelated donor - Eligible diagnoses: myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with at least 1 poor-risk feature; small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion or with progression < 6 months after a second or greater treatment regimen; T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (PLL) in partial response or better; interferon- or tyrosine-kinase-refractory chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), or CML in second or subsequent chronic phase; Philadelphia chromosome negative (Ph-) myeloproliferative disease, including myelofibrosis; Multiple myeloma or plasma cell leukemia in partial response or better; Hematologic malignancy in complete remission with minimal residual disease (MRD) detectable by conventional cytogenetics, FISH, flow cytometry, or molecular testing - Any previous autologous transplant must have occurred > 3 months ago - Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 35%, or shortening fraction > 25% - Bilirubin <= 3.0 mg/dL (unless due to Gilbert's syndrome or hemolysis) - AST and ALT <= 5 x institutional upper limit of normal - FEV1 and FVC >= 40% of predicted; if unable to perform pulmonary function testing, oxygen saturation > 92% on room air - ECOG performance status <= 2, or Karnofsky/Lansky status >= 60 Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy or active breastfeeding - Uncontrolled active infection - Previous allogeneic transplant - Active extramedullary leukemia or active central nervous system (CNS) malignant disease



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Amy E DeZern, MD

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Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21287
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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