Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study of unrelated cord blood transplants for people with cancers of the blood or lymphatic system
This study was looking at using umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors for people who have leukaemia, lymphoma or myelodysplastic syndrome.
If you have
A donor must have similar
Before a transplant, you have chemotherapy sometimes with radiotherapy. This is called conditioning. In this study, researchers were using unrelated cord blood to treat adults having 1 of 3 different types of conditioning.
The aims of the study were to see if this treatment is possible (a pilot study) and safe, and whether it helps people who need a transplant but don’t have a suitable adult donor.
Summary of results
This trial was never finished so there are no results available. The researchers were unable to recruit enough patients.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Prof Antonio Pagliuca
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust