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Feasibility of Thioridazine as a Mobilizing Agent for CD34+ Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

Information source: New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Healthy Subjects

Intervention: Mellaril (Drug)

Phase: Phase 0

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Stuart S Winter, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center/Pediatric Oncology


This study will investigate the possibility of using the drug thioridazine (also called Mellaril) to increase the number of certain types of cells moving from the bone marrow to the circulation in a group of healthy humans. The types of cells we hope to collect are called CD34+ progenitor, or stem cells. These cells can be used in the laboratory to better understand a number of diseases and suggest new strategies for therapy. Perhaps the most important potential application of human stem cells is the generation of cells and tissues that could be used for cell-based therapies, as a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single Institution Feasibility Study to Assess Thioridazine as a Mobilizing Agent for CD34+ Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

Study design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Primary outcome: CD34+ Progenitor Cell Mobilization

Secondary outcome: Toxicity

Detailed description: This is a single-arm, feasibility study to test whether a single dose of Mellaril (thioridazine HCL) is able to effectively mobilize CD34+ cells in a set of health human subjects. This study does not involve the use of placebos, and subjects will serve as their own controls for CD34+ cell mobilization. We hypothesize that a single dose of Mellaril (thioridazine HCL) will mobilize CD34+ progenitor cells into human peripheral blood by a factor of at least 10 fold, from 4 to 40 cells/microliter.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 55 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Healthy, non-smoking subjects (male or female)

- Age: 18 to 55 years

- All subjects must agree to refrain from consuming alcohol during for 48 hours after

taking thioridazine.

- Performance status Karnofsky score of 100%.

- Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception

(hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for 90 days following completion of therapy. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.

- A female of child-bearing potential is any woman (regardless of sexual orientation,

having not undergone a tubal ligation, or remaining celibate by choice) who meets the following criteria:

- Has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or has not been naturally

postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months (i. e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 12 consecutive months).

- Ability to understand the purpose and procedures of this study, and the willingness

to sign a written informed consent document.

- Only subjects whose laboratory testing, including platelet counts and transaminase

levels are within normal limits are eligible.

- Subjects must pass pre-treatment screening by EKG to rule out long QT syndrome or

subclinical cardiac arrhythmia. Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering

the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.

- History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic

composition to Agent(s) or other agents used in study.

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active

infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, a febrile illness within 35 days of study entry, or psychiatric illness or dementia, or social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.

- Subjects must not be pregnant or nursing due to the potential for congenital

abnormalities and the potential of this regimen to harm nursing infants.

- Concomitant use of phenytoin excludes potential subjects from participation.

- Subjects with known long QT syndrome or known history of cardiac arrhythmias are

excluded from participation.

- Subjects taking drugs known to inhibit P450 CYP2D6 are excluded from participation.

- Subjects who received an investigational agent within 28 days of dosing with

thioridazine on this protocol are excluded from participation.

- Subjects who received thioridazine within 7 days of dosing on this protocol are

excluded from participation.

- Subjects who have had pelvic radiation are excluded from participation.

- Subjects who have received myeloablative regimens at any time are excluded from


Locations and Contacts

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, United States
Additional Information

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

UNM Cancer Center

Starting date: June 2013
Last updated: June 19, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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