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Atorvastatin for Preventing GVHD After Myeloablative Transplant (FHCRC-2545)
Donor Statin Treatment for Prevention of Severe Acute GVHD After Myeloablative Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Patients Receiving Myeloablative Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Phase II FHCRC-2545

This clinical trial studies donor atorvastatin treatment for the prevention of severe acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in patients undergoing myeloablative peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation. Giving chemotherapy and total-body irradiation (TBI) before a donor PBSC transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It may also prevent the patient's immune system reject the donor's stem cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells. Giving atorvastatin to the donor before transplant may prevent this from happening.

Marco Mielcarek, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donor
  • Myeloablative preparative regimen (i.e., >= TBI 12.0 Gy, >= busulfan (BU) 8.0 mg/kg PO, >= BU 6.4 mg/kg intravenously (IV), >= treosulfan 42 g/m^2 IV) according to investigational study or standard treatment plan
  • Transplantation of PBSC
  • Cyclosporine (CSP)-based postgrafting immunosuppression
  • Willingness to give informed consent
  • DONOR: Age >= 18 years
  • DONOR: HLA genotypically identical sibling
  • DONOR: Willingness to give informed consent
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • Nonmyeloablative preparative regimen
  • Participation in an investigational study that has acute GVHD as the primary endpoint
  • The allogeneic PBSC donor has a contraindication to statin treatment
  • DONOR: Age < 18 years
  • DONOR: Active liver disease (alanine aminotransferase [ALT] or aspartate aminotransferase [AST] levels > 2 times the upper limit of normal [ULN])
  • DONOR: History of myopathy
  • DONOR: Hypersensitivity to atorvastatin
  • DONOR: Pregnancy
  • DONOR: Nursing mother
  • DONOR: Current serious systemic illness
  • DONOR: Calculated creatinine clearance < 60 mL/min
  • DONOR: Concurrent treatment with strong inhibitors of hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 (i.e. clarithromycin, erythromycin, protease inhibitors, azole antifungals)
  • DONOR: Current use of statin drug
  • DONOR: Failure to meet Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) criteria for stem cell donation
Last Updated
August 25, 2015
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