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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 75 Years|
- - Age: less than 75 years.
- - The patient must be approved for transplant by the treating transplant physician.
- - Pre-transplant Evaluation of allogeneic recipient (Appendix).
- - The patient must have a disease (listed below) with treatment-responsiveness that the treating transplant physician believes will benefit from an allogeneic stem cell transplant.
- - Acute leukemia - Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
- - Chronic leukemia - Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
- - Myelodysplasia.
- - Myeloproliferative disorder.
- - Myelofibrosis.
- - Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease.
- - Plasma cell disorder, including myeloma, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.
- - Donor availability- the patient must have an identified RELATED haplo-identical donor.
- - No Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection or active hepatitis B or C.
- - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status: 0-2.
- - Diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO) greater than or equal to 40 % predicted.
- - Left ventricular ejection fraction greater than or equal to 40% - Serum bilirubin < 2x upper limit of normal; transaminases < 3x normal at the time of transplant.
- - No active or uncontrollable infection.
- - In female, a negative pregnancy test if experiencing menstrual periods.
- - No major organ dysfunction precluding transplantation.
- - No evidence of an active malignancy that would limit the patient's survival to less than 2 years.
- - Psychiatric disorder or a mental deficiency of the patient that is sufficiently severe to make compliance with the treatment unlikely, and making informed consent impossible.
- - Major anticipated illness or organ failure incompatible with survival from bone marrow transplant.
- - History of refractory systemic infection.
- - Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplo-identical matched related.
- - The donor must be healthy and must be willing to serve as a donor, based on standard National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) guidelines and DHMC SOP - Donor Evaluation (Appendix) - The donor must have no significant co-morbidities that would put the donor at marked increased risk.
- - There is no age restriction for the donor.
- - Informed consent must be signed by donor.
- - The NMDP guidelines for exclusion criteria will be used (Appendix).
- - Pregnant or lactating donor.
- - HIV or active Hep B or C in the donor.
- - Donor unfit to receive G-CSF and undergo apheresis.
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Kenneth Meehan, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Myeloproliferative Disorder, Myelofibrosis, Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Plasma Cell Disorder|
We propose a clinical trial to define clinical endpoints, including engraftment, 100-day survival and one year survival (Objective #1). We will characterize the incidence, prevalence and function of immune checkpoint regulators in patients' blood and bone marrow following transplantation (Objective #2). We will correlate these laboratory results with clinical outcomes and the incidence of GVHD. As an exploratory aim, in those patients experiencing GVHD and requiring treatment, we will define the frequency/expression of checkpoint regulator expression and correlate these results with the patient's response to GVHD therapy.
Other: Johns Hopkins' conditioning regimen
Cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, total body irradiation, immune suppression including tacrolimus and cellcept, Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), and peripheral blood transplant
Drug: - Cyclophosphamide
14.5 mg/kg for 2 days (days -6, -5) and then 50 mg/kg for two days (days 3, 4)
Drug: - Fludarabine
30 mg/m2 daily for 5 days
Radiation: - Total Body Irradiation
200 centigray (cGy) for one day (day -1)
Drug: - Tacrolimus
1 mg IV daily, (or the oral equivalent) adjusted to achieve a level between 5 and 15 ng/ml. If there is no evidence of GVHD, discontinue Tacrolimus by Day 180.
Drug: - cellcept
dose at 15 mg/kg po three times per day (maximum dose of 3 grams/day). Stop Cellcept at Day 35 following transplantation.
Drug: - g-csf
5 mcg/kg/d starting day 5 and continue until Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) > 1000/mcL for 3 days.
Procedure: - Peripheral Blood Transplant
cell dose goal: < 5 x 106 Hematopoietic progenitor cell antigen CD34+ cells/kg recipient weight
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