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Clinical Trials

Clinical research is at the heart of all medical advances, identifying new ways to prevent, detect or treat disease. If you have a bone marrow failure disease, you may want to consider taking part in a clinical trial, also called a research study.

Personalized Adoptive Cellular Therapy Targeting MDS Stem Cell Neoantigens (PACTN) Spotlight

Status(es): Recruiting
Study Date(s): Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Disease(s): myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Age Group: 18 years and older
Patients with higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) who fail current approved therapy or become refractory, have few therapeutic options other than bone marrow transplant, which may not be an option due to age, infirmity or lack of a donor. This is a Phase 1 open label, dose escalation clinical trial of Personalized, Adoptive immunotherapy by Cytotoxic T cells that are targeted to patient-specific cancer cell Neoantigens (PACTN) for such patients. It’s primary goal is to learn the safety and tolerability of PACTN infusion and secondarily, if PACTN show signs of being effective. The...

Study of PTC299 in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Leukemias Spotlight

Status(es): Recruiting
Study Date(s): Monday, October 29, 2018 to Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Disease(s): acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Age Group: 18 years and older
This is an open-label, non-randomized, Phase 1b study to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) profiles, and preliminary evidence of antitumor activity of PTC299 and the metabolite, O-desmethyl PTC299, in participants with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have exhausted standard available therapies known to provide clinical benefit. The study is designed as a series of cohort-based dose escalations. For each cohort, a minimum of 3 evaluable participants with PK and safety data will be assessed. Additional participants will be recruited if additional PK data are...

The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes Natural History Study Spotlight

Status(es): Recruiting
Study Date(s): Friday, April 1, 2016 to Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Disease(s): myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Age Group: 18 years and older
Multi-center study enrolling patients suspected or newly diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) overlap disorder, or idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance (ICUS).  Participants will be followed long term.  Clinical data, blood, and tissue samples will be collected to establish a biorepository to facilitate the study of the natural history of MDS.

Trial of the Combination of Bortezomib and Clofarabine in Adults With Relapsed Solid Tumors Spotlight

Status(es): Recruiting
Study Date(s): Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Friday, August 31, 2018
Disease(s): myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Age Group: 18 years and older
This is an open-label Phase I trial. The starting dose of clofarabine will be 1 mg/m2 administered intravenously on days 1 through 5 of a 21-day cycle; bortezomib will be administered at 0.8 mg/m2 subcutaneously on days 1 and 4 of a 21-day cycle. Dose escalation will follow a 3+3 design, with dose limiting toxicities defined during cycle 1. Dose escalation will proceed in cohorts comprised of two separate groups of patients (one group of patients with solid tumor/lymphoma and one group of patients with MDS), with at least 1 from each group, until hematologic DLT or the second grade 2...