A Phase I/II Trial of Reduced Intensity Conditioning and Familial HLA-Mismatched Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children With Non-Malignant Disorders

About the study

This study is designed to estimate the efficacy and toxicity of familial HLA mismatched bone
marrow transplants in patients with non-malignant disease who are less than 21 years of age
and could benefit from the procedure.

Study point of contact

Lisa Murray, MA, CCRP
[email protected]
Shalini Shenoy, MD
[email protected]


1 United States site


< 21 Years


Phase 1/Phase 2

Study type








participation requirements

– Nonmalignant disorder requiring bone marrow transplant including bone marrow failure
syndromes, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, or hemoglobinopathy

– For patients with sickle cell disease, must have one of the following severe

1. Overt or silent stroke or persistently elevated transcranial doppler velocities
despite transfusion therapy

2. Recurrent acute chest syndrome with significant respiratory compromise each time

3. Sickle nephropathy

4. Recurrent admissions for vaso-occlusive episodes resulting in prolonged opioid
use and poor quality of life with interrupted school attendance activity

5. Red cell alloimmunization with the need for chronic transfusions

6. Recurrent osteonecrosis or multiple joint involvement from avascular necrosis

– Patients with sickle cell disease must have hemoglobin S < 30% within 30 days prior to beginning alemtuzumab - Age 50

– Left ventricular ejection fraction > 40% or left ventricular shortening fraction > 26%
by echocardiogram

– DLCO > 40% (corrected for hemoglobin) or pulse oximetry with a baseline O2 saturation
of >/= 90% on room air if too young to perform PFTs

– Serum creatinine < 1.5x upper limit of normal for age and/or GFR > 70 mL/min/1.73m2

– Direct bilirubin < 2x upper limit of normal for age - ALT and AST < 5x upper limit of normal for age - Participants who have or are receiving >/= 8 packed red blood cell transfusions for
>/= 1 year or >/= 20 packed red blood cell transfusions (lifetime cumulative) will
undergo liver MRI for estimation of hepatic iron content.

1. Liver biopsy is indicated for hepatic iron content >/= 7mg Fe/mg liver dry weight
by liver MRI.

Histologic examination of the liver must document for the absence of cirrhosis, bridging
fibrosis, and active hepatitis

participation restrictions

– Patients who have an HLA-identical sibling who is able and willing to donate bone

– Patients with cirrhosis or established bridging fibrosis of the liver or active

– Uncontrolled bacterial, viral, or fungal infection within 6 weeks prior to enrollment

– Evidence of HIV infection or known HIV positive serology

– Patients who have received a previous stem cell transplant

– Patients who have received an investigational drug or device or off-label use of a
drug or device within 3 months of enrollment

– Females who are pregnant or breast feeding

– Patients with active autoimmune disease (e.g. sarcoidosis, lupus, scleroderma)


  • Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, Washington University School of Medicine, 63110 [Recruiting]
Last updated 2020-11-18