Bone Marrow Transplant
|Closed||Graft Versus Host Disease
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not adding a drug called Alemtuzumab to a standard transplantation treatment is safe and effective for patients with life-threatening hematologic malignancies such as leukemia or lymphoma. The addition of Alemtuzumab to the standard transplantation treatment is experimental.
Participants in the study will receive a standard conditioning regimen (chemotherapy drugs that are given prior to the stem cell transplantation) with the addition of the study drug, Alemtuzumab. Participants will then receive a transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells from a donor who is not a family member (an HLA-mismatched unrelated donor).
Participants will receive treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) outpatient clinic. If hospitalization is needed while in Seattle, participants will be admitted to the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Treatment will last at least 3 ½ months after the day of the transplant. Participants will also be evaluated one year after the transplant.
We would like to keep track of each participant’s medical condition and health for the rest of his or her life to look at the long-term effects of the study.
• Patients with life-threatening hematologic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, advanced myelodysplastic syndrome, advanced chronic myeloid leukemia.
• Age less than 51 years.
Other eligibility criteria may apply.
• Patients with HLA-matched related or unrelated donors.
• Patients with poor heart, lung, kidney, or liver function.
• Patients with HIV.
Other exclusion criteria may apply.
See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov
Access protocol and consent forms at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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