Clinical Trial: Phase I Pilot Study of CD34 Enriched, Fanconi's Anemia Complementation Group C Gene Transduced Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Fanconi's Anemia

This study is no longer recruiting patients.

Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Information provided by: Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)


OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of transferring the Fanconi anemia complementation group C (FACC) gene to hematopoietic progenitors by retroviral mediated gene transfer in patients with Fanconi's anemia, complementation group C. II. Determine the extent of engraftment following this treatment regimen without prior ablation of recipient marrow in these patients. III. Determine the ability of this treatment regimen to correct the cell phenotype and improve hematopoietic function in these patients.

Condition Treatment or Intervention Phase
Fanconi's Anemia
 Drug: filgrastim
 Gene Transfer: Autologous stem cells transduced with FACC retroviral vector
 Procedure: Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Phase I

MedlinePlus related topics:  Anemia;   Genetic Disorders

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment

Further Study Details: 

Expected Total Enrollment:  6

Study start: March 2000

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously daily on days 0-6 followed by apheresis to collect peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) on days 5-7. PBSCs are processed in vitro for enrichment of CD34 cells and transduced with a Fanconi's anemia complementation C (FACC) retroviral vector on days 5-10. Patients receive transduced PBSCs IV over no more than 2 hours on days 8-10. PBSC infusions may be repeated no more than every 2 months for up to 4 courses total. Patients are followed monthly for 3 months, every 3 months for 9 months, every 6 months for the next year, and then yearly thereafter.


Ages Eligible for Study:  5 Years and above,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both



--Disease Characteristics--

  • Fanconi's anemia, complementation group C (FACC) Confirmed by diepoxybutane or mitomycin testing AND DNA analysis indicating FACC mutations
  • Patients at least 25 kg weight
  • No acute leukemia OR Bone marrow aspirate with greater than 10% blasts
  • No patients who elect bone marrow transplantation

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

  • At least 14 days since prior therapy for any acute viral, bacterial, or fungal infection

--Patient Characteristics--

  • Performance status: Karnofsky 40-100%
  • Hepatic: SGOT, SGPT, and alkaline phosphatase no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) PT/PTT no greater than 1.5 times ULN Serum amylase no greater than 1.5 times ULN Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Triglyceride less than 400 mg/dL
  • Renal: Creatinine clearance greater than 50 mL/min
  • Cardiovascular: Normal cardiac function No ischemic heart disease that may be considered an anesthetic or operative risk
  • Pulmonary: No lung disease that may be considered an anesthetic or operative risk Resting transcutaneous oxygen saturation greater than 90% on room air
  • Other: HIV negative Hepatitis B surface antigen negative No underlying condition that may preclude study therapy (e.g., allergies to study reagents)
  • No acute viral, bacterial, or fungal infection Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

Location Information

Study chairs or principal investigators

John E. Wagner, Jr.,  Study Chair,  University of Minnesota Cancer Center   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  199/15107; UMN-MT-1997-10; UNM-MT-9710
Record last reviewed:  March 2001
Last Updated:  October 13, 2004
Record first received:  June 2, 2000 Identifier:  NCT00005896
Health Authority: Unspecified processed this record on 2005-04-08

Cache Date: April 9, 2005