Clinical trial researching therapy for blood cancers

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Blood cancers such as leukemias or lymphomas often do not respond to standard treatments. A transplant of blood stem cells from a healthy donor, combined with certain drug therapies, can sometimes help people with these cancers. A clinical trial led by Christopher Kanakry, M.D., Lasker Clinical Research Scholar in the Center for Immuno-Oncology, is researching a drug therapy to reduce the potential side effects of blood stem cell transplants for blood cancers such as leukemias or lymphomas. 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 Jessica Bernhardt at (240) 552-2858 or identifier: NCT05436418

NCI Protocol ID: NCI000613

Official Title: Phase I/II Trial to Determine the Lowest Effective Dose of Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide in Combination With Sirolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil as Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis After Reduced Intensity Conditioning and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

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Posted on Wed, 04/12/2023