Clinical trial researches drug therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease

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Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is an immune system disorder that can occur in people who have had a stem cell transplant. cGVHD can affect multiple organs and increase risk of disability and death, so new treatments are needed to treat this condition. A clinical trial led Noa G. Holtzman, M.D., Assistant Research Physician in the Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program, is researching a drug therapy for cGVHD. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact Rania S. Hishmeh at 240-858-3166 or identifier: NCT05531786

NCI Protocol ID: 000643

Official Title: Phase I/II Study of Pacritinib, A JAK2/IRAK1/CSF1R Inhibitor, in Refractory Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD) After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)

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Posted on Tue, 05/09/2023