A Randomized Phase II Study of Imatinib and Rituximab for Cutaneous Sclerosis After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
This randomized phase II trial is evaluating how well imatinib mesylate works compared to rituximab in treating cutaneous sclerosis in patients with chronic graft- versus-host disease (GVHD). Both imatinib and rituximab have been reported to decrease skin thickening and improve skin and joint flexibility in people with cutaneous sclerosis due to chronic GVHD.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- biological : rituximab
- drug : Imatinib mesylate
Phase: Phase 2
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Diagnosis within the past 18 months of cutaneous sclerosis after hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) with sclerotic skin, morphea, myofascial involvement or joint contractures; must have a score of 2 or greater on the Vienna skin scale in any area, or a range-of-motion (ROM) score of 5 or less at the shoulder, elbow or wrist, or 3 or less at the ankle - No medication added for the treatment of graft versus host disease (GVHD) within the past 4 weeks - Receiving corticosteroids at a dose greater than required for treatment of adrenal insufficiency, unless the physician documents why steroids are contraindicated - Age 2-99 years - Karnofsky performance status >= 60% at enrollment - All females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test =< 7 days prior to starting study therapy - All females of childbearing potential must agree to use a form of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved contraception from enrollment to one month after study treatment ends - Subject has the ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document