Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 13-20 (full criteria)
Location
at San Diego, California and other locations
Dates
study started
completion around

Description

Summary

This is a pediatric kidney transplant study comparing the safety and efficacy of an immunosuppressive regimen of belatacept and sirolimus to tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF). Two hundred participants will be randomized (1:1) to one of two groups within 24 hours following the transplant procedure. The duration of the study from time of transplant to the primary endpoint is 12-24 months.

Official Title

Advancing Transplantation Outcomes in Children (CTOT-41)

Keywords

Kidney Transplant, belatacept, sirolimus, Mycophenolic Acid, Abatacept, Tacrolimus, Antilymphocyte Serum, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Tacrolimus (Group1), Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (ATG), Tacrolimus (Group 2)

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 13-20

  1. Participant and/or parent/guardian must be able to understand and provide informed consent
  2. Male or female, 13-20 years of age at time of enrollment
  3. Candidate for primary renal allograft from a deceased donor
  4. EBV IgG seropositive, defined as evidence of acquired immunity shown by the presence of IgG antibodies to viral capsid antigen (VCA) and EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA)
  5. EBV VCA IgM seronegative
  6. If a female participant of childbearing potential, a negative pregnancy test within 48 hours of enrollment
  7. If participant has reproductive potential, agrees to use Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved methods of birth control for the duration of the study
  8. Negative test result for latent tuberculosis infection by tuberculosis skin test (purified protein derivative [PPD]) or Tuberculosis (TB) blood test (interferon gamma release assay [IGRA] i.e., QuantiFERON, T- SPOT.TB) within 12 months
  9. In the absence of contraindication, vaccinations must be up to date per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines and Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT) Guidance for Patients in Transplant Trials

Enrollment criteria for donor source and age will be expanded using a stepwise approach determined by safety monitoring. Expansion criteria will include recipients down to age 6 and living donors. Safety data from each step will be reviewed by the study team, DSMB and FDA. If no safety concerns are identified, inclusion criteria will be expanded.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Inability or unwillingness to comply with study protocol
  2. Active infection requiring treatment, or viremia
  3. History of malignancy
  4. Receipt of any licensed or investigational live attenuated vaccine(s) within 4 weeks of enrollment
  5. Prior history of organ transplantation
  6. Active systemic autoimmune disease at time of enrollment
  7. Idiopathic Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN), C3 glomerulopathy, or atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) suspected at risk for recurrence
  8. Use of immunosuppressants, biologics (including IVIG), chronic corticosteroids or investigational drug(s) within 8 weeks of enrollment
  9. Known bleeding disorder
  10. Sustained platelet count < 75,000 cells/microliters within 3 months of enrollment
  11. History of inherited hypercoagulability requiring therapy more than aspirin
  12. Clinically significant unrepaired congenital heart disease causing hemodynamic compromise
  13. Uncontrolled diagnosed psychiatric disorder or self-reported drug or alcohol abuse that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with the participant's ability to comply with study requirements
  14. Past or current medical problems or findings from physical examination or laboratory testing that are not listed above, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may pose additional risks from participation in the study, may interfere with the participant's ability to comply with study requirements or that may impact the quality or interpretation of the data obtained from the study

Randomization Inclusion Criteria:

Individuals who meet all of the following criteria are eligible for randomization.

  1. EBV VCA IgG and EBV EBNA IgG seropositive, confirmed between enrollment and time of transplant
  2. EBV VCA IgM seronegative, confirmed between enrollment and time of transplant

Randomization Exclusion Criteria:

Individuals who meet any of these criteria are not eligible for randomization.

  1. Sustained WBC <1500 or >20,000 per microliter within 3 months of randomization
  2. Sustained liver function tests (AST and/or ALT) > 2x normal within 3 months of randomization
  3. Active systemic autoimmune disease at time of transplant
  4. Known bleeding disorder
  5. Sustained platelet count < 75,000 cells/microliters within 3 months of enrollment
  6. Current or historical anti-HLA antibody to the donor at the time of transplant within 30 days prior to randomization
  7. Recent recipient of any licensed or investigational live attenuated vaccine(s) within 4 weeks of randomization
  8. Panel Reactive Antibody (cPRA) greater than 80 percent
  9. If a female participant of childbearing potential, a positive pregnancy test within 48 hours of randomization (all female participants of childbearing potential must complete a pregnancy test within 48 hours of randomization)
  10. Treatment with immunosuppressants, including biologics (including IVIG), within 8 weeks of randomization

Locations

  • UCSD Rady Children's Hospital (Site #: 71012) not yet accepting patients
    San Diego California 92123 United States
  • Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA (Site #: 71036) not yet accepting patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Site # 71038) accepting new patients
    Birmingham Alabama 35233 United States
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Site #: 71017) accepting new patients
    Cincinnati Ohio 45229 United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients at some sites,
but this study is not currently recruiting here
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ID
NCT06055608
Phase
Phase 2 research study
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 200 study participants
Last Updated