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Immunodeficiency clinical trials at UCSF

28 in progress, 19 open to eligible people

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  • Adenovirus-specific Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes for Refractory Adenovirus Infection

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 30 years

    Related donor Adenovirus (ADV) specific cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) manufactured with the Miltenyi CliniMACS Prodigy Cytokine Capture System will be administered intravenously in in children, adolescents and young adults with refractory ADV infection post Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AlloHSCT), with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) or post solid organ transplant. Funding Source: FDA OOPD

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Autologous Gene Therapy for Artemis-Deficient SCID

    open to eligible people ages 2 months and up

    This study aims to determine if a new method can be used to treat Artemis-deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (ART-SCID), a severe form of primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in the DCLRE1C gene. This method involves transferring a normal copy of the DCLRE1C gene into stem cells of an affected patient. Participants will receive an infusion of stem cells transduced with a self-inactivating lentiviral vector that contains a normal copy of the DCLRE1C gene. Prior to the infusion they will receive sub-ablative, dose-targeted busulfan conditioning. The study will investigate if the procedure is safe, whether it can be done according to the methods described in the protocol, and whether the procedure will provide a normal immune system for the patient. A total of 25 patients will be enrolled at the University of California San Francisco in this single-site trial, and will be followed for 15 years post-infusion. It is hoped that this type of gene transfer may offer improved outcomes for ART-SCID patients who lack a brother or sister who can be used as a donor for stem cell transplantation or who have failed to develop a functioning immune system after a previous stem cell transplant.

    San Francisco, California

  • CAR-T Cells for HIV Infection

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    This is a limited-center, open-label dose escalating phase I/IIa study of autologous T cells expressing LVgp120duoCAR molecules in people with HIV infection. It will follow a 3+3 design. Dose escalation decisions will be made when a minimum of three participants have completed the safety-evaluation period (45 days) at a given dose level. Cohort 1 will undergo infusion of a single low-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Cohort 2 will undergo non-ablative conditioning with cyclophosphamide, followed by infusion of a single low-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Cohort 3 will undergo non-ablative conditioning with cyclophosphamide, followed infusion of a single high-dose regimen of LVgp120duoCAR-T cells. Following administration of the experimental therapy, HIV medications will be paused for participants in each group during an analytic treatment interruption.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Conditioning SCID Infants Diagnosed Early

    open to eligible people ages 0-2

    The investigators want to study if lower doses of chemotherapy will help babies with SCID to achieve good immunity with less short and long-term risks of complications after transplantation. This trial identifies babies with types of immune deficiencies that are most likely to succeed with this approach and offers them transplant early in life before they get severe infections or later if their infections are under control. It includes only patients receiving unrelated or mismatched related donor transplants. The study will test if patients receiving transplant using either a low dose busulfan or a medium dose busulfan will have immune recovery of both T and B cells, measured by the ability to respond to immunizations after transplant. The exact regimen depends on the subtype of SCID the patient has. Donors used for transplant must be unrelated or half-matched related (haploidentical) donors, and peripheral blood stem cells must be used. To minimize the chance of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the stem cells will have most, but not all, of the T cells removed, using a newer, experimental approach of a well-established technology. Once the stem cell transplant is completed, patients will be followed for 3 years. Approximately 9-18 months after the transplant, vaccinations will be administered, and a blood test measuring whether your child's body has responded to the vaccine will be collected.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • EBV-specific Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) for Refractory EBV Infection

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 30 years

    Related donor Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) specific cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) manufactured with the Miltenyi CliniMACS Prodigy Cytokine Capture System will be administered in children, adolescents and young adults with refractory EBV infection post Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AlloHSCT), with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) or post solid organ transplant. Funding Source: FDA OOPD

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Effect of Methamphetamine on Residual Latent HIV Disease Study

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    The most commonly used illicit stimulant in HIV-infected individuals is methamphetamine (MA). Prior studies demonstrate strong evidence that MA promotes increased HIV transcription as well as immune dysregulation. A challenge in achieving worldwide HIV eradication is targeting specific marginalized populations who are most likely to benefit from an HIV cure but possess poorer immune responses. For this study, HIV+ infected ART-suppressed individuals with no prior history of MA use disorder will be administered oral methamphetamine (the maximum FDA approved daily dose for the treatment of childhood obesity) to determine the effects of short-term MA exposure on residual virus production, gene expression, and inflammation. Measures of MA exposure in urine and serum will then be associated with residual virus production, gene expression, cell surface immune marker protein expression, and systemic markers of inflammation. The clinical trial data will generate advanced gene expression and immunologic data to identify potential novel targets for reversing HIV latency, reducing inflammation, and personalizing future therapies in HIV+ individuals who use MA.

    San Francisco, California

  • Effect of PCSK9 Inhibition on Cardiovascular Risk in Treated HIV Infection (EPIC-HIV Study)

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    Atherosclerosis in the setting of HIV infection is distinct and includes increased vascular inflammation, worsened endothelial function, and a predominance of non-calcified plaque. These outcomes can be assessed using specialized noninvasive imaging which strongly predict future CV events in the general population. PCSK9 has emerged as an important pharmacologic target for cholesterol lowering in the general population and recent studies among individuals without HIV have shown that PCSK9 inhibitor therapy is safely tolerated and significantly reduces major CV events in the general population. The investigators will perform a clinical trial of PCSK9 inhibition in the setting of HIV infection. This will be a randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of PCSK9 inhibition on vascular inflammation, endothelial function, and non-calcified plaque using a PCSK9 inhibitor called alirocumab. This study will recruit 140 treated individuals with HIV who are aged 40 and older, with known CVD or risk factors for CVD and who have evidence of vascular inflammation at baseline. The primary and secondary objective of this study is to determine whether PCSK9 inhibition can improve arterial inflammation as assessed by FDG-PET/CT and endothelial function as assessed by flow mediated vasodilation. The investigators will correlate changes in arterial inflammation and endothelial function with lipids and markers of inflammation and immune activation. The tertiary objective is to perform a pilot evaluation of the impact of PCSK9 inhibition on non-calcified plaque as measured by coronary CT angiography. Non-calcified plaque measurements will be correlated with changes in lipid parameters and markers of inflammation and immune activation.

    San Francisco, California

  • Gene Therapy in Treating Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Lymphoma Receiving Stem Cell Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of gene therapy in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related lymphoma that did not respond to therapy or came back after an original response receiving stem cell transplant. In gene therapy, small stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) called "anti-HIV genes" are introduced into the stem cells in the laboratory to make the gene therapy product used in this study. The type of anti-HIV genes and therapy in this study may make the patient's immune cells more resistant to HIV-1 and prevent new immune cells from getting infected with HIV-1.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Gene Transfer for X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Newly Diagnosed Infants

    open to eligible males ages up to 24 months

    SCID-X1 is a genetic disorder of blood cells caused by DNA changes in a gene that is required for the normal development of the human immune system. The purpose of this study is to determine if a new method, called lentiviral gene transfer, can be used to treat SCID-X1. This method involves transferring a normal copy of the common gamma chain gene into the participant's bone marrow stem cells. The investigators want to determine if the procedure is safe, whether it can be done according to the methods they have developed, and whether the procedure will provide a normal immune system for the patient. It is hoped that this type of gene transfer may offer a new way to treat children with SCID-X1 that do not have a brother or sister who can be used as a donor for stem cell transplantation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Imaging Immune Activation in HIV by PET-MR

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single center exploratory imaging study involving one intravenous microdose of [18F]F-AraG followed by whole-body positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance (PET-MR) imaging in HIV infected individuals to determine the anatomical distribution of the PET tracer. Participants will be enrolled if they were treated during early or late HIV infection. In addition, individuals not on antiretroviral therapy (ART) or with HIV-1 plasma RNA levels >5,000 copies/mL will be enrolled.

    San Francisco, California

  • JSP191 Antibody Targeting Conditioning in SCID Patients

    open to eligible people ages 3 months and up

    A Phase 1/2 study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an antibody conditioning regimen, known as JSP191, in patients with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency undergoing blood stem cell transplantation

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • LetSync: Pilot Test of Mobile Health (mHealth) Intervention

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    The Pilot Test (AKA Study B) will entail a pilot randomized, controlled trial (RCT) of an mHealth behavioral intervention, LetSync, with 80 couples (N=160) to assess its acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary impact on retention in care and ART adherence as measured by antiretroviral concentrations in hair. Participants in the intervention arm will use LetSync v1.0 for 6 months and provide acceptability and feasibility data. In the ensuing 2 months, the investigators will make refinements based on participants' data to produce LetSync v2.0. Then, participants in the waitlist-control arm will receive LetSync v2.0, use it for 6 months, and provide acceptability and feasibility data. The intervention arm will continue using LetSync v1.0, for a total of 14 months. Based on acceptability and feasibility data from waitlist control arm participants between T3 and T4, the investigators will develop LetSync v3.0, which will be used for efficacy testing in a full RCT trial in the future.

    San Francisco, California

  • SCOPE Analytic Treatment Interruption Protocol

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this study is to understand the interaction between HIV and the host at the earliest stages when HIV medications are paused. Volunteers with HIV will interrupt antiretroviral therapy (ART) and then have intensive studies preformed two to three times per week. Most will resume therapy within three weeks, even if the virus does not rebound during this time.

    San Francisco, California

  • Surgery in Treating Patients With Early Stage Anal Canal or Perianal Cancer and HIV Infection

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies surgery in treating patients with anal canal or perianal cancer that is small and has not spread deeply into the tissues and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Local surgery may be a safer treatment with fewer side effects than bigger surgery or radiation and chemotherapy.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Testing the Addition of an Experimental Medication MK-3475 (Pembrolizumab) to Usual Anti-Retroviral Medications in Patients With HIV and Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Treatment of Refractory BK Infections With Related Donor BK Specific Cytotoxic T-cells (CTLs)

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 30 years

    BK cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) manufactured with the Miltenyi CliniMACS Prodigy Cytokine Capture System will be safe and effective in decreasing specific viral load in children, adolescents and young adults (CAYA) with refractory BK infection post Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AlloHSCT) or with primary immunodeficiencies (PID).

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of a Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)-Based Anti-Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine (Triplex®)

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either two injections of CMV-MVA Triplex® or placebo administered at study Entry/Day 0 and week 4. Vaccine Group: 60 participants will receive CMV-MVA Triplex® containing 5 x 108 plaque-forming unit (pfu) ±0.5 x 108 pfu of MVA Vaccine Encoding CMV Antigens by intramuscular (IM) deltoid injections. Placebo Group: 30 participants will receive a volume of placebo (7.5% Lactose in phosphate-buffered saline [PBS]) that matches the volume of the active vaccine injection by IM deltoid injections.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Virus Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes (CTLs) for Refractory Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 30 years

    CMV cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) manufactured with the Miltenyi CliniMACS Prodigy Cytokine Capture System will be administered in children, adolescents and young adults (CAYA) with refractory cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection post Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AlloHSCT), with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) or post solid organ transplant. Funding Source: FDA OOPD

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Registry Study of Revcovi Treatment in Patients With ADA-SCID

    open to eligible people ages 0 months to 65 years

    This registry is conducted in patients with adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) treated with Revcovi™ to collect periodic clinical and biochemical data on safety and dose adjustment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Anti-inflammatory Effects of Letermovir (Prevymis) in Adults With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 and Asymptomatic Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Who Are on Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy, Plus Its Effect on Chronic Inflammation, HIV Persistence and Other Clinical Outcomes.

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This is an open-label, controlled study, conducted at US sites to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effectiveness of the study drug letermovir in adults with HIV and asymptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART)-mediated suppression. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either letermovir once daily or no anti-CMV treatment, for 48 weeks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Safety Study of Brentuximab Vedotin in Participants With HIV

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This study will test brentuximab vedotin to see if it is safe for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have low CD4+ and have received antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment. It will also see if brentuximab vedotin raises CD4+ counts. It will study the side effects of this drug as well. A side effect is anything a drug does to the body besides treating the disease. In this study participants will be assigned randomly to a group. Participants will get either brentuximab vedotin or placebo. A placebo looks like the drug but does not contain any medicine in it. All participants will keep getting ART during the study.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Combinatorial Therapy to Induce an HIV Remission

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Combination approaches will almost certainly be required to generate durable control of HIV in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (a "remission"). In this study, 20 individuals will receive a combination regimen administered during ART and then undergo an analytic treatment interruption (ATI).

    San Francisco, California

  • Switch to Doravirine/Islatravir (DOR/ISL) in Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) Participants Treated With Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) (MK-8591A-018)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a switch to MK-8591A (a fixed dose combination of doravirine and islatravir) in human immunodeficiency virus -1 (HIV-1)-infected participants virologically suppressed on a regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF). The primary hypothesis is that a switch to MK-8591A will be non-inferior to continued treatment with BIC/FTC/TAF as assessed by the proportion of participants with HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) ≥50 copies/mL at Week 48. Participants who benefit from their assigned intervention (as determined by investigator) will be able to continue treatment through a 24-week study extension.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Text Education About Cardiovascular Health and HIV (TEACH-HIV)

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The overall objective is to evaluate the efficacy of educational text messages to reduce cardiovascular risk among persons living with HIV (PLWH).

    San Francisco, California

  • Incidence of HIV Infection in Screening Indian Men Who Have Sex With Men

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This research trial studies the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in screening Indian men who have sex with men (MSM). Gathering health information over time from Indian MSM may help doctors determine how many Indian MSM develop new cases of HIV infection.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Natural History Study of SCID Disorders

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This study is a prospective evaluation of children with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) who are treated under a variety of protocols used by participating institutions. In order to determine the patient, recipient and transplant-related variables that are most important in determining outcome, study investigators will uniformly collect pre-, post- and peri-transplant (or other treatment) information on all children enrolled into this study. Children will be divided into three strata: - Stratum A: Typical SCID with virtual absence of autologous T cells and poor T cell function - Stratum B: Atypical SCID (leaky SCID, Omenn syndrome and reticular dysgenesis with limited T cell diversity or number and reduced function), and - Stratum C: ADA deficient SCID and XSCID patients receiving alternative therapy including PEG-ADA ERT or gene therapy. Each Group/Cohort Stratum will be analyzed separately.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Patients Treated for SCID (1968-Present)

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Individuals with a past diagnosis of severe combined immune deficiency (including many cases of "leaky SCID", Omenn syndrome, and reticular dysgenesis) who have undergone blood and marrow transplant, gene therapy, or enzyme replacement in the past may be eligible for this study. The purpose of study is to look backwards at what has already been done in the. Over 800 patients with SCID are expected to be enrolled, making this one of the largest studies ever to describe outcomes for patients with SCID treated at many different hospitals around North America.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Study of Thiotepa and TEPA Drug Exposure in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Thiotepa is a chemotherapy drug used extensively in bone marrow transplantation. Thiotepa is a prodrug that undergoes metabolic conversion in the liver by CYP2B6 and CYP3A4 to its primary active metabolite, TEPA. The goal of this study is to determine what causes some children to have different drug concentrations of thiotepa and TEPA in their bodies and if drug levels are related to whether or not a child experiences severe side-effects during their bone marrow transplant. The hypothesis is that certain clinical and genetic factors cause changes in thiotepa and TEPA drug levels in pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and that high levels may cause severe side-effects.

    San Francisco, California

Our lead scientists for Immunodeficiency research studies include .

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