The purpose of this study is to compare the effects (good and bad) of the medication
basiliximab in combination with cyclosporine with cyclosporine alone for the prevention of
This research is being done because there is no completely safe and effective prevention for
graft-versus-host disease. It is known that cyclosporine helps with GVHD but we would like
to know if the addition of basiliximab will decrease the incidence and/or severity of GVHD
after a transplant known as nonmyeloablative ("mini" transplant).
- Acute myelogenous leukemia, Acute lymphocytic leukemia, Chronic myelogenous leukemia,
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle cell,
Hodgkin's Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Myelofibrosis with disease-specific eligibility
requirements as outlined in the protocol
- Donor Requirement: Must have a fully HLA-matched (10 of 10) related or unrelated
donor, eighteen years of age or older, who is capable of undergoing GCSF
mobilization and apheresis.
- Active CNS disease (the presence of leukemic blasts in the CSF)
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding
- SGOT >3x upper limit of normal
- Creatinine >2 or creatinine clearance <50cc/hr.
- Fractional shortening by echocardiogram not within normal limits per institution
- Pulmonary function: DLCO less that 50% of normal predicted, corrected for anemia
- Prior allogeneic transplant