Purpose

This study is an open-label, controlled, multicenter, international, Phase III, randomized study of transplantation of NiCord® versus transplantation of one or two unmanipulated, unrelated cord blood units in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic myeloid leukemia or lymphoma, all with required disease features rendering them eligible for allogeneic transplantation.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 12 Years and 65 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Applicable disease criteria
  • Patients must have one or two partially HLA-matched CBUs
  • Back-up stem cell source
  • Adequate Karnofsky/Lansky Performance score
  • Sufficient physiological reserves
  • Signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • HLA-matched donor able to donate
  • Prior allogeneic HSCT
  • Other active malignancy
  • Active or uncontrolled infection
  • Active/symptoms of central nervous system (CNS) disease
  • Pregnancy or lactation

Study Design

Phase
Phase 3
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
NiCord
NiCord® is a cryopreserved stem/progenitor cell based product comprised of: ex vivo expanded, umbilical cord blood-derived hematopoietic CD34+ progenitor cells (NiCord® cultured fraction (CF)) the non-cultured cell fraction of the same Cord Blood Unit (CBU) (NiCord® Non-cultured Fraction (NF)) consisting of mature myeloid and lymphoid cells. Both fractions, i.e. NiCord® CF and NiCord® NF, will be kept frozen until they are thawed and infused on the day of transplantation.
  • Drug: NiCord®
Active Comparator
Unmanipulated CBU(s)
  • Other: Cord Blood Unit
    Cord blood unit

Recruiting Locations

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Contact:
Corey Cutler, MD
617-851-2852
cscutler@partners.org

More Details

NCT ID
NCT02730299
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Gamida Cell ltd

Study Contact

Kelly Myers
+972-2-6595631
clinicaltrials@gamida-cell.com

Detailed Description

Successful blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) requires the infusion of a sufficient number of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), capable of both homing to the bone marrow and regenerating a full array of hematopoietic cell lineages with early and late repopulating ability in a timely fashion.

A major drawback of Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB) is the low stem cell dose available for transplantation, compared to mobilized peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow. This low stem cell dose can compromise the chances of engraftment and contributes to delayed kinetics of neutrophil and platelet recovery, as well as other transplant outcomes.

The aim of ex vivo expansion of cord blood is to provide a graft with sufficient numbers of cells that have rapid and robust in vivo neutrophil and platelet producing potential to enable successful transplantation.

NiCord® is a stem/progenitor cell-based product composed of ex vivo expanded allogeneic cells from one entire unit of UCB. NiCord® utilizes the small molecule nicotinamide (NAM), as an epigenetic approach to inhibit differentiation and to increase the migration, bone marrow (BM) homing and engraftment efficiency of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (HPC) expanded in ex vivo cultures. The chief aim of the study is to compare the safety and efficacy of NiCord® single ex-vivo expanded cord blood unit transplantation to unmanipulated cord blood unit transplantation in patients with hematological malignancies following conditioning therapy.

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