Haploidentical Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Transplantation: Clinical Trial and Laboratory Correlates Examining Checkpoint Immune Regulators' Expression

What's the purpose of this trial?

The standard Johns Hopkins' regimen will be used in study subjects, with the use of donor peripheral blood stem cells, rather than marrow. Clinical outcomes will be defined while focusing efforts on immune reconstitution focusing on immune checkpoint regulators after a related haploidentical stem cell transplant.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Inclusion Criteria:

* Age: less than 75 years
* The patient must be approved for transplant by the treating transplant physician. This includes completion of their pre-transplant workup, as directed by standard Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) (DHMC SOP - 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. The diseases include:
* 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. (If there is any question, the PI can make a decision).

Exclusion Criteria:

* 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). In addition, the following donors are NOT eligible:
* Pregnant or lactating donor
* HIV or active Hep B or C in the donor
* Donor unfit to receive G-CSF and undergo apheresis
* A donor with a psychiatric disorder or mental deficiency that makes compliance with the procedure unlikely and informed consent impossible

Additional Trial Information

Phase 3

Enrollment: 20 patients (estimated)

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Lebanon, NH

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