Maintenance Low Dose 5'-Azacitidine Post T Cell Depleted Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia With High Risk for Post-Transplant Relapse | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Clinical Trial: NCT01995578

Maintenance Low Dose 5'-Azacitidine Post T Cell Depleted Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia With High Risk for Post-Transplant Relapse
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Purpose: 

The purpose of this study is to learn if 5'-Azacitidine will help to lower the risk of the disease coming back after a stem cell transplant in patients with MDS and AML. This study will also be looking at the side effects of this medicine.

5'-Azacitidine is an FDA approved drug for treatment of MDS and AML, as well as patients whose disease came back after transplant, where it helped going into remission. It is unclear if 5'-Azacitidine can prevent the disease from coming back after transplant. This study will help show if getting 5'-Azacitidine soon after transplant can lower the risk of your disease coming back.

Status: 
Recruiting
Study Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 to Wed, 11/01/2017
Bone Marrow Disease(s): 
myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Associated Drug(s): 
Intervention: 
Drug: low dose 5'-azacitidine 5'-azacitadine will be given at a low dose of 32mg/m2 S.C for 5 days every 28 days (a cycle). Dose de-escalation will be permitted for hematologic and non- hematologic toxicities. Patients will start taking the study drug between days 60-120 post TCD allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant and up to a year post-transplant or until there is a toxicity that requires cessation of therapy. Therefore patients will get between 8-10 cycles. Patients who come off-study for reasons unrelated to toxicities before completing 4 cycles will be replaced Since most cases of relapse occur early post transplant, in the first year, this is the most appropriate time to intervene. Treatment will start as soon as possible.