A Study to Compare T-Guard vs Ruxolitinib for Treatment of Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft-vs-Host Disease (BMT CTN 2002) (2002)

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Updated on 8 August 2022


This is an open-label, randomized, Phase 3, multicenter trial, which has been designed to compare the efficacy and safety of T-Guard to ruxolitinib in patients with Grade III or IV Steroid-Refractory acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease (SR-aGVHD). The primary hypothesis is that T-Guard treatment will improve the Day 28 complete response (CR) rate in patients with Grades III and IV SR-aGVHD compared to ruxolitinib.


Graft-vs-Host Disease (GVHD) is a complication that affects many hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients; it occurs when the new cells from a transplant attack the recipient's body. Acute GVHD (aGVHD) typically develops within the first three months after HSCT and is typically treated with steroid therapy. A significant fraction of the aGVHD population (10-50%) fail to respond to treatment and are deemed steroid-refractory (SR).

Participants that develop Grade III or IV SR aGVHD will be randomized to receive T-Guard or ruxolitinib and will be followed for approximately 180 days. Participants will be stratified by center region (US vs. Europe) and age group (at least 55 years vs. under 55). Participants randomized to the T-Guard arm will receive 4 doses administered intravenously as four 4-hour infusions, and participants randomized to the ruxolitinib arm will receive one dose administered orally twice a day. The primary analysis will include all participants that are randomized.

Condition Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
Treatment Ruxolitinib, T-Guard
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04934670
Last Modified on8 August 2022


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