Reduced Intensity Conditioning for Non-Malignant Disorders Undergoing UCBT, BMT or PBSCT (HSCT+RIC)

  • days left to enroll
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Paul Szabolcs
Updated on 28 May 2022


The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of using a reduced-intensity condition (RIC) regimen with umbilical cord blood transplant (UCBT), double cord UCBT, matched unrelated donor (MUD) bone marrow transplant (BMT) or peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) in patients with non-malignant disorders that are amenable to treatment with hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). After transplant, subjects will be followed for late effects and for ongoing graft success.


For some non-malignant diseases (NMD; i.e., thalassemia, sickle cell disease, most immune deficiencies) a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may be curative by healthy donor stem cell engraftment alone. HSCT in patients with NMD differs from that in malignant disorders for two important reasons: 1) these patients are typically naïve to chemotherapy and immunosuppression. This may potentially lead to difficulties with engraftment. And 2) RIC with subsequent bone marrow chimerism may be beneficial even in mixed chimerism and result in decreased transplant-related mortality (TRM). Nevertheless, any previous organ damage, as a result of the underlying disease, may remain present after the HSCT.

For other diseases (metabolic disorders, some immunodeficiencies, etc.), a transplant is not curative. For these diseases, the main intent of the transplant is to slow down, or stop, the progress of the disease. In select few cases/diseases, the presence of healthy bone marrow derived cells may even prevent progression and prevent neurological decline.

In this research study, instead of using the standard myeloablative conditioning, the study doctor is using RIC, in which significantly lower doses of chemotherapy will be used. The lower doses may not eradicate every stem cell in the patient's bone marrow, however, in the presented combination, the intention is to eliminate already formed immune cells and provide maximum growth advantage to healthy donor stem cells. This paves the way to successful engraftment of donor stem cells. Engrafting donor stem cells can outcompete, and donor lymphocytes could suppress, the patients' surviving stem cells. With RIC, the side effects on the brain, heart, lung, liver, and other organ functions are less severe and late toxic effects should also be reduced.

The purpose of this study is to collect data from the patients undergoing reduced-intensity conditioning before HSCT, and compare it to the standard myeloablative conditioning. It is expected there will be therapeutic benefits, paired with better survival rate, less organ toxicity and improved quality of life, following the RIC compared to the myeloablative regimen.

Condition Primary Immunodeficiency (PID), Congenital Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD), Hereditary Anemias, Inflammatory Conditions
Treatment melphalan, hydroxyurea, Fludarabine, alemtuzumab, thiotepa
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01962415
SponsorPaul Szabolcs
Last Modified on28 May 2022


How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact



Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note