Clinical Trials Using Alvelestat
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Alvelestat. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.
NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.
Alvelestat (MPH966), an Oral Neutrophil Elastase Inhibitor, in Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Background: Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a complication people can experience after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. It usually affects people with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). This occurs when donor stem cells attack the cells of the person who received them. BOS reduces airflow and oxygen levels in the body. It may be caused by neutrophil elastase in the body. Researchers believe the new drug alvelestat (MPH966) may help. Objectives: To test the safety of alvelestat (MPH966) and see what dose best inhibits neutrophil elastase in people with BOS after a stem cell transplant. To study how well the best dose improves lung function in those people. Eligibility: Adults 18 and older who have had a hematopoietic stem cell transplant and have cGVHD and BOS. Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history, physical exam, and blood and urine tests. They will have lung function and heart function tests. They will have computed tomography scans of the chest. Study part 1: Participants will take the starting dose of the study drug by mouth twice a day for 14 days. This is 1 cycle. They will get different doses, for up to 4 cycles. Study part 2: Participants will take the study drug twice a day by mouth at the dose set in part 1, for up to 12 months. Participants will keep medicine diaries. Participants will have several study visits. These may include: Repeats of the screening tests. Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage. Sputum samples taken. 6-minute walking test. cGVHD assessment and answer questions. Participants will be contacted after the study for up to 24 months.
Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland