Bone Marrow and Kidney Transplant for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Blood Disorders (BMT)

What's the purpose of this trial?

The main purpose of this study is to examine the outcome of a combined bone marrow and kidney transplant from a partially matched related (haploidentical or "haplo") donor.

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:

  • Patients ages 18-70
  • Underlying hematological disorder which is potentially curable with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. This includes, but is not limited to: acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma (MM), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), AL amyloidosis, diamond blackfan anemia, myelofibrosis or other myeloproliferative disease, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia.
  • Existence of haploidentical first degree relative who passes standard donor evaluations for bone marrow and kidney donation
  • LVEF > 40% as measured by echocardiography or MUGA
  • FEV1, FVC, and DLCO > 50% of predicted as measured by standard PFTs
  • Total bilirubin < 2.0 (unless diagnosis of Gilbert's or hemolysis is made) and AST, ALT, alkaline phosphatase all < 5x institutions upper limit of normal
  • ABO compatibility in the host vs. graft direction
  • Men and women of reproductive potential must agree to use a reliable method of birth control during the treatment, and women should do so for a period of 1 year following the transplant.
  • Participants should be on dialysis or have an estimated or measured CrCl < 35 ml/min
  • Life expectancy greater than six months.
  • Recipient ability to understand and provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active serious infection
  • Participation in other investigational drug use at the time of enrollment
  • Contraindication to therapy with any one of the proposed agents (e.g., history of allergy to rabbit serum in ATG)
  • Serologic positivity for HIV, HCV, or HbsAg positivity
  • ABO blood group incompatibility in the host-vs-graft direction
  • Active serious infection

Additional Trial Information

Phase 2

Enrollment: 10 patients (estimated)

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Open and Accepting
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