A Study of Using Caspofungin Acetate, Fluconazole, or Voriconazole in Preventing Fungal Infections in Patients Following Donor Stem Cell Transplant


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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-001959
    NCT ID: NCT01503515
    Sponsor Protocol Number: ACCL1131

About this study

This randomized phase III trial studies how well caspofungin acetate works compared to fluconazole or voriconazole in preventing fungal infections in patients following donor stem cell transplant. Caspofungin acetate, fluconazole, and voriconazole may be effective in preventing fungal infections in patients following donor stem cell transplant. It is not yet known whether caspofungin acetate is more effective than fluconazole or voriconazole in preventing fungal infections in patients following donor stem cell transplant.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • For centers that will use fluconazole as the antifungal comparator
    • Age ≥ 3 months and < 21 years
  • For centers that will use voriconazole as the antifungal comparator
    • Age ≥ 2 years and < 21 years
  • The patient must be undergoing allogeneic HCT from any donor (including matched related) with any stem cell source for any underlying condition
  • Patients must have a performance status corresponding to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scores of 0, 1 or 2
    • use Karnofsky for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky for patients ≤ 16 years of age
  • Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate (GFR) ≥ 70 mL/min/1.73 m^2 OR a serum creatinine based on age/gender as follows
    • 0.4 mg/dL (1 month to < 6 months of age)
    • 0.5 mg/dL (6 months to < 1 year of age)
    • 0.6 mg/dL (1 to < 2 years of age)
    • 0.8 mg/dL (2 to < 6 years of age)
    • 1.0 mg/dL (6 to < 10 years of age)
    • 1.2 mg/dL (10 to < 13 years of age)
    • 1.5 mg/dL (male) or 1.4 mg/dL (female) (13 to < 16 years of age)
    • 1.7 mg/dL (male) or 1.4 mg/dL (female) ( ≥ 16 years of age)
  • Total bilirubin < 2.5 mg/dL unless the increase in bilirubin is attributable to Gilbert's syndrome
  • Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) or serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) for age
  • All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
  • All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met


Exclusion Criteria

  • Within 90 days of enrollment
    • Patients with a proven or probable invasive mold infection
    • Patients with an incompletely treated invasive yeast infection 
  • Patients with an elevated galactomannan level (≥ 0.5 index) within 30 days prior to time of enrollment must have a full evaluation for invasive aspergillosis (including a negative chest computed tomography [CT] scan) to be eligible for enrollment
  • Patients receiving treatment for an IFI
  • Patients with a history of echinocandin or azole hypersensitivity 
  • Female patients of childbearing potential unless a negative pregnancy test result has been obtained
  • Sexually active patients of reproductive potential unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of their study participation
  • Lactating females unless they have agreed not to breastfeed their infants

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shakila Khan, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office



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