MDACC Study No:2010-0468 ( NCT No: NCT01204788)
Title:A Prospective Randomized Comparative Study of the Effect on Infections of Unirradiated Prophylactic White Cell Transfusions Versus Therapeutic Unirradiated White Cell Transfusions
Principal Investigator:Emil J Freireich
Treatment Agent:White Blood Cell Transfusion
Study Status:Terminated
Study Description:Patients with leukemia often have low white blood cell counts after
chemotherapy, which puts them at greater risk for infection. The standard of
care for preventing infections is to give these patients antibiotic,
antifungal, and antiviral drugs during the time that white blood cell counts
are low. However, many patients still develop infections during chemotherapy.
Radiated white blood cell transfusions are a standard treatment once a patient
develops a severe infection.

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if giving unirradiated
white blood cell transfusions early in chemotherapy might delay or prevent
infections in patients with leukemia. Researchers also want to learn more
about the type and severity of any infections that do occur.
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Disease Group:Leukemia
Phase of Study:Phase II
Treatment Agents:White Blood Cell Transfusion
Treatment Location:Only at MDACC
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Supported By:N/A
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Physician Name:Emil J Freireich
For Clinical Trial Enrollment:713-745-2723
For General Questions about Clinical Trials:800-392-1611 (in U.S.A.) 713-792-6161 (outside U.S.A.)

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