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Phase II Trial of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Disorders of T-cell Proliferation and/or Dysregulation

This study is currently recruiting participants.

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Sponsoring Institute

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 4 Years
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required


Population Exclusion(s)

Pregnant Women


Immune Dysregulation;
Opportunistic Infection

Recruitment Keyword(s)



Lymphoproliferative Disorders;
Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative;
Primary T-cell Immunodeficiency Disorders;
Immune System Diseases;
Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Investigational Drug(s)


Investigational Device(s)



Drug: Immunosuppression Only Conditioning
Drug: Reduced Intensity Conditioning
Drug: GVHD Prophylaxis
Procedure/Surgery: Allogeneic HSC

Supporting Site

National Cancer Institute


Blood stem cells in the bone marrow make all the cells to normally defend a body against disease. Allogeneic blood or marrow transplant is when these stem cells are transferred from one person to another. Researchers think this treatment can provide a new, healthy immune system to correct T-cell problems in some people.


To see if allogeneic blood or bone marrow transplant is safe and effective in treating people with T-cell problems.


Donors: Healthy people ages 4 and older

Recipients: People the same age with abnormal T-cell function causing health problems


All participants will be screened with:

-Medical history

-Physical exam

-Blood, heart, and urine tests

Donors will also have an electrocardiogram and chest x-ray. They may have veins tested or a pre-anesthesia test.

Recipients will also have lung tests.

Some participants will have scans and/or bone marrow collected by needle in the hip bones.

Donors will learn about medicines and activities to avoid and repeat some screening tests.

Some donors will stay in the hospital overnight and have bone marrow collected with anesthesia.

Other donors will get shots for several days to stimulate cells. They will have blood removed by plastic tube (IV) in an arm vein. A machine will remove stem cells and return the rest of the blood to the other arm.

Recipients will have:

-More bone marrow and a small fragment of bone removed

-Dental, diet, and social worker consultations


-Chemotherapy and antibody therapy for 2 weeks

-Catheter inserted in a chest or neck vein to receive donor stem cells

-A hospital stay for several weeks with more medicines and procedures

-Multiple follow-up visits

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-Age greater than or equal to 4 years

-TCP/D deemed to be of sufficient past severity to warrant HCT that meets at least one of the criteria below:

-- Identified germline T-cell activating mutation in the PI3k pathway

--Identified ADA2 deficiency (biallelic mutations in CECR1 (ADA2) and/or phenotypically with low ADA2 level) leading to neutropenia requiring chronic GCSF therapy or to transfusion-dependent anemia or thrombocytopenia

--T-cell infiltration of liver, spleen, lymph nodes, marrow, lungs, gut, or other organs by T cells, as evidenced by laboratory, radiographic, and/or anatomic pathology evaluation, resulting in organ dysfunction and/or organomegaly

-- Latent herpesvirus infection in T lymphocytes

-- History of or active evidence of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

-- Recurrent or prolonged fevers attributed to immune dysregulation

-- T-cell population in blood and/or marrow with immunophenotype of large granular lymphocytes (LGL), with or without clonality or lymphocytosis

-- T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in the setting of an underlying immune defect

-- Immune-mediated cytopenias of one lineage requiring transfusion or GCSF support or of 2 or 3 lineages with or without transfusion or support

-- Chronic active EBV

- At least one potential 7-8/8 HLA-matched related (excluding an identical twin) or unrelated donor (at HLA-A, -B, -C, and -DR), or an HLA-haploidentical related donor, based on initial low resolution unrelated donor search and/or at least one biologically- related family member who has at least a 25% chance of being at minimum an HLA- haploidentical match and is potentially suitable to donate based on reported family history. HLA typing of potential donors and/or mutation testing does not need to be completed for eligibility.

- Adequate end-organ function, as measured by:

--Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) greater than or equal to 40% by 2D echocardiogram ECHO, or left ventricular shortening fraction greater than or equal to 20% by ECHO for subjects receiving RIC, or LVEF greater than or equal to 30% if the subject has radiologic evidence of aortic, renal, or coronary artery vasculitis. LVEF greater than or equal to 30% for subjects receiving IOC.

-- Pulmonary function tests: DLco (corrected for hemoglobin) and FEV1 greater than or equal to 40% of predicted for the RIC arm, and greater than or equal to 30% predicted for the IOC arm; or in pediatric subjects, if unable to perform pulmonary function tests, there should be no evidence of dyspnea at rest, no requirement for supplemental oxygen, and oxygen saturation >92% on room air. Calculations will be based on the values reported in CRIS.

-- Bilirubin less than or equal to 3.0 mg/dL (unless due to Gilbert s syndrome or hemolysis) for subjects receiving RIC and bilirubin greater than or equal to 5.0 mg/dL for subjects receiving IOC (unless due to Gilbert s syndrome or hemolysis); ALT and AST greater than or equal to 5 x ULN for subjects receiving RIC or greater than or equal to 10 x ULN for subjects receiving IOC. Subjects who are above these bilirubin, ALT, or AST thresholds may be eligible for the RIC or IOC arm if evaluated by a hepatologist who deems the liver function test abnormalities to be potentially reversible with HCT.

--Estimated creatinine clearance of greater than or equal to 50 mL/min/1.73 m^2, calculated using eGRF in the clinical lab for adults and the Schwartz formula for pediatric subjects, if eGFR not reported by the clinical lab.

-Karnofsky (adults) or Lansky (children) performance status of greater than or equal to 50% or ECOG performance status of 2 or less for the RIC arm and greater than or equal to 30% or ECOG performance status of 3 or less for the IOC arm

-Ability of subject or parent/legal guardian to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

-Not pregnant or breastfeeding. As therapeutic agents used in this trial may be harmful to a fetus, women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for at least one year post-allo HCT. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in the study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.

-Disease status: Subjects with lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD), LGL, HLH, or other TCP/D disorders requiring standard therapies to prepare for HCT should be referred in remission if possible. However, these diseases are often aggressive and require swift evaluation for HCT while concurrently attempting to establish disease control through the administration of standard therapies. If ongoing therapy for the underlying disease outside of the NIH is not in the best interest of the subject according to the clinical judgment of the PI, then the subject may receive standard treatment for his/her underlying TCP/D disorder as a bridge to HCT on this protocol, prior to starting the research phase of the study. If it becomes apparent that the subject will not be able to proceed to HCT, then he/she must come off study. Subjects receiving standard therapy will be told about the therapy, associated risks, potential benefits, alternatives to the proposed therapy, and the availability of receiving the same treatment elsewhere, outside of a research protocol.


-Subjects who are receiving any other investigational agents, with the exception of virus- specific cytotoxic T-cells for the treatment of viral infection/reactivation prior to allo HCT.

-Prohibitive allergy to a study drug or to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition of the agents (e-ATG, steroids, cyclophosphamide, busulfan, pentostatin, tacrolimus, MMF, G-CSF) used in the study.

-Active psychiatric disorder which is deemed by the PI to have significant risk of compromising compliance with the transplant protocol or which does not allow for appropriate informed consent

-HIV positive or other acquired immunodeficiency that, as determined by the PI, interferes with the assessment of TCP/D severity and/or the attribution of clinical manifestations of immunodeficiency to a disorder of TCP/D.

-MagT1 mutation and active need to take anti-platelet agents and/or therapeutic anti- coagulation that cannot be interrupted during aplasia

-Lack of adequate central venous access potential


-Age greater than or equal to 4 years

-Related donor deemed suitable and eligible, and willing to donate, per clinical evaluations who are additionally willing to donate blood, urine, and marrow specimens for research. Related donors will be evaluated in accordance with existing Standard Policies and Procedures for determination of eligibility and suitability for clinical donation. Note that participation in this study is offered to all related donors, but is not required for clinical donation, so it is possible that not all related donors will enroll onto this study.




-Unrelated donors will be evaluated in accordance with existing NMDP Standard Policies and Procedures, available at: transplant-network/Standards/, except for the additional requirement of EBV serostatus testing for clinical purposes of donor selection. Note that participation in this study is offered to all unrelated donors but not required for clinical donation, so it is possible that not all unrelated donors will enroll on this study. Unrelated donors only enroll if they contribute research specimens, which is optional.


-Unrelated donors: failure to qualify as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) donor per current NMDP Standards, available at: Exceptions to donor eligibility (e.g. foreign travel, tattoos) do not automatically exclude the donor and will be reviewed by the PI.

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Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Dimana Dimitrova, M.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NIHBC 10 - CRC BG RM 3-3342
(240) 858-3647

Jessenia C. Campos, R.N.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 4-3152
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(240) 858-7492

NCI Referral Office
National Institute of Health Clinical Center (CC), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States: NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office

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