for people ages 18-70 (full criteria)
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Hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT)are one treatment option for people with leukemia or lymphoma. Family members,unrelated donors or banked umbilical cordblood units with similar tissue type can be used for HCT. This study will compare the effectiveness of two new types of bone marrow transplants in people with leukemia or lymphoma: one that uses bone marrow donated from family members with only partially matched bone marrow; and, one that uses two partially matched cord blood units.

Official Title

A Multi-Center, Phase III, Randomized Trial of Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC) and Transplantation of Double Unrelated Umbilical Cord Blood (dUCB) Versus HLA-Haploidentical Related Bone Marrow (Haplo) for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies (BMT CTN #1101)


Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) has allowed older and less clinically fit patients to receive potentially curative treatment with allogeneic HCT for high risk or advanced hematological malignancies. Patients lacking an HLA-matched sibling may receive a graft from a suitably HLA-matched unrelated donor. However, up to a third of patients will not have an HLA-matched sibling or a suitably matched adult unrelated donor (i.e., no more than a mismatch at a single locus). Even when a suitably matched unrelated donor is identified, data from the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) indicate that a median of four months is required to complete searches that result in transplantation; thus, some number of patients succumb to their disease while awaiting identification and evaluation of a suitably matched adult unrelated donor. Single or dual center studies have shown that partially HLA-mismatched related bone marrow (haplo-BM) and unrelated double umbilical cord blood (dUCB) are valuable sources of donor cells for RIC HCT, thus extending this treatment modality to patients who lack other donors. In order to study the reproducibility, and thus, the wider applicability of these two alternative donor strategies, The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) conducted two parallel multicenter prospective Phase II clinical trials. These two studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of related haplo-BM (BMT CTN 0603) and dUCB (BMT CTN 0604) transplantation after RIC. Both of these alternative donor approaches produced early results similar to that reported with unrelated donor, and even HLA-matched sibling, HCT. These data demonstrate not only the efficacy of both of these approaches, but also that both can be safely exported from the single center setting. Both haplo-BM and dUCB grafts can be obtained rapidly for greater than 90% of patients lacking an HLA-matched donor. This study will test the hypothesis that progression free survival at two years after RIC haplo-BM transplantation is similar to the progression free survival after RIC dUCB transplantation.


Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Burkitt's Lymphoma Follicular Lymphoma Hodgkin Lymphoma Mantle Cell Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Haplo identical transplant Cord blood transplant Reduced intensity conditioning regimen Lymphoma Leukemia Burkitt Lymphoma Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant Double Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-70

  • Patients 18 to 70 years old
  • Patients must have available both: a)One or more potential related mismatched donors (biologic parent(s) or siblings (full or half) or children). At least low resolution DNA based human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing at HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 for potential haploidentical sibling donors is required. b)At least two potential umbilical cord blood units identified. Each unit must have a minimum of 1.5 x 107/kg pre-cryopreserved total nucleated cell dose. For non-red blood cell depleted units, the minimum pre-cryopreserved total nucleated cell dose of each unit must be at least 2.0 x 107/kg. Units must be HLA matched at a minimum of 4/6 to the recipient at HLA-A, HLA-B (at low resolution using DNA based typing) and HLA-DRB1 (at high resolution using DNA based typing). Confirmatory typing is not required for randomization.

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in first complete remission (CR1) that is NOT considered favorable-risk as defined by the presence of at least one of the following: Adverse cytogenetics such as t(9;22), t(1;19), t(4;11), other Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) rearrangements; White blood cell counts of greater than 30,000/mcL (B-ALL) or greater than 100,000/mcL (T-ALL)at diagnosis; Recipient age older than 30 years at diagnosis; Time to CR greater than 4 weeks
  • Acute Myelogeneous Leukemia (AML) in CR1 that is NOT considered as favorable-risk.

Favorable risk is defined as having one of the following: t(8.21) without CKIT mutation, inv(16) without CKIT mutation or t(16;16), normal karyotype with mutated NPM1 and not FLT-ITD, normal karyotype with double mutated CEBPA, Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in first molecular remission at end of consolidation

  • Acute Leukemias in 2nd or subsequent CR
  • Biphenotypic/Undifferentiated/Prolymphocytic Leukemias in first or subsequent CR, adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in first or subsequent CR
  • Burkitt's lymphoma: second or subsequent CR
  • Lymphoma fulfilling the following criteria: Chemotherapy-sensitive (at least stable disease lymphomas that have failed at least 1 prior regimen of multi-agent chemotherapy and are INELIGIBLE for an autologous transplant. Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are not eligible regardless of disease status.
  • Performance status: Karnofsky score greater than or equal to 70%.

Additional Patient Inclusion Criteria for Conditioning:

  • Patients with Adequate Physical Function as Measured by: a. Cardiac: Left ventricular ejection fraction at rest must be greater than or equal to 40%, or shortening fraction less than 25%; b. Hepatic: Bilirubin less than or equal to 2.5 mg/dL, except for patients with Gilbert's syndrome or hemolysis. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and Alkaline Phosphatase less than 5 x upper limit of normal; c. Renal: Serum creatinine within normal range, or if serum creatinine outside normal range, then renal function (measured or estimated creatinine clearance or GFR)greater than 40 mL/min/1.73m^; d. Pulmonary: Diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) (corrected for hemoglobin), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and forced vital capacity (FVC) greater than 50% predicted;
  • Additional Patient Inclusion Criteria for Patients Assigned to Haploidentical BM Arm: Patients must be HLA typed at high resolution using DNA based typing at the following

HLA-loci: HLA-A, -B, -C and DRB1 and have available a related haploidentical BM donor with 2, 3, or 4 HLA-mismatches. A unidirectional mismatch in either the graft versus host or host versus graft direction is considered a mismatch. The donor and recipient must be HLA identical for at least one antigen (using high resolution DNA based typing) at the following genetic loci: HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB1. Fulfillment of this criterion shall be considered sufficient evidence that the donor and recipient share one HLA haplotype, and typing of additional family members is not required.

  • Additional Patient Inclusion Criteria for Patients Assigned to Double Umbilical Cord

Blood Arm:

  1. Patients must have available two UCB units fulfilling the following criteria:
  2. Each unit must have a minimum of 1.5 x 107/kg pre-cryopreserved total nucleated cell dose. For non-red blood cell depleted units, the minimum pre-cryopreserved total nucleated cell dose of each unit must be at least 2.0 x107/kg.

  3. Units must be HLA matched at a minimum of 4/6 to the recipient at HLA -A, HLA-B (at low resolution using DNA based typing), and HLA -DRB1 (at high resolution using DNA based typing).
  4. Additional graft selection criteria specified in section 2.5
  5. Patients must have received at least one cycle of the cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens (or regimen of similar intensity) listed in Appendix D within 3 months of enrollment (measured from the start date of chemotherapy) OR have had an autologous transplant within 24 months of enrollment OR receive 300 cGy as part of the preparative regimen

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients with suitably matched related or unrelated donor, as defined per institutional practice.
  • Recipients of prior autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are ineligible if disease recurrence occurred less than 6 months from their autologous stem cell transplant.
  • Current uncontrolled bacterial, viral or fungal infection (currently taking medication with evidence of progression of clinical symptoms or radiologic findings).
  • Prior allogeneic HCT.
  • Patients with history of primary idiopathic myelofibrosis or any severe marrow fibrosis.
  • Planned use of prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) therapy.
  • Anti-donor HLA antibodies.

Additional exclusion criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Evidence of HIV infection or known HIV positive serology.


  • University of California at Los Angeles
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • City of Hope National Medical Center
    Duarte California 91010-3000 United States
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
    Stanford California 94305 United States


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Medical College of Wisconsin
Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network Website National Marrow Donor Program
Phase 3
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