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CAST : Study of using Cyclophosphamide After Sibling-donor allogeneic stem-cell Transplantation (CAST) in patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplasia: a randomised study comparing cyclosporin and methotrexate to cyclosporin and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide for graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or
Female

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

ThreePhase Three

18-70Age 18-70

Blood<br/>CancersCancer LocationBlood
Cancers

Systemic therapy | Blood / Myeloma / LymphomaGraft versus Host disease,Myelodysplasia

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This phase III trial is trying to determine whether a chemotherapy drug (Cyclophosphamide) is better than the current standard of care at preventing graft versus host disease in patients that have recently received a bone marrow transplant.
 

This trial is treating patients with Graft versus Host disease.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Scientific Title

Study of using Cyclophosphamide After Sibling-donor allogeneic stem-cell Transplantation (CAST) in patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplasia: a randomised study comparing cyclosporin and methotrexate to cyclosporin and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide for graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis

Other Non-Commercial Sponsor

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Summary

Patients enrolled in this trial will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment options. In group one, patients will receive the trial drug, Cyclophosphamide, for 5 days, followed by 90 days of cyclosporin. Patients in the other group will receive an existing medication regimen of cyclosporine and methotrexate, which is the current standard of care for Graft versus Host disease (GVHD) prevention.

Recruiting Hospitals Read MoreRead more

Alfred Hospital, Malignant Haematology & Stem Cell Transplantation Service
Prahran
Ms Nola Kennedy
n.kennedy@alfred.org.au
03 9076 2217

Austin Health
Heidelberg
Ms Samantha Chakar
samantha.chakar@austin.org.au
03 9496 3088

PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Parkville
Enquiries Line Coordinator
clinicaltrials.enquiries@petermac.org
03 8559 7456 (9am-2pm, Mon-Fri)

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