IIT: Ph2 Stem Cell Transplantation Medical Home Care Comparison to Standard Hospital Care

What is the Purpose of this Study?

If you choose to join the study, you will:
- Be randomly assigned (like a coin flip) to either get your after-transplant care in the hospital or in your home
- Fill out questionnaires
- Collect home surface samples
- Give stool samples
- Have your skin swabbed
- Have blood draws
- Do hand grip tests and 6-minute walk tests
- Have complete body composition testing done

If your caregiver chooses to join the study, they will:
- Fill out questionnaires
- Collect home surface samples
- Give stool samples
- Have their skin swabbed
What is the Condition Being Studied?
Allogeneic (Donor Cells) Stem Cell Transplant

Who Can Participate in this Study?

Adults ages 18-80 who:

- Are scheduled to get an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant for any type of illness

- Have a home that is safe to live in during after-transplant care and is close to Duke

The caregivers of people receiving these transplants can also participate.

For more information about who can join this study, please contact the study team at andrea.pires@duke.edu or 919-668-4978.

Age Group
Participating Institutions

What is Involved?

We are doing this study to compare the outcomes of people who get their after-transplant care in the hospital versus in their home. This study is important to learn if getting after-transplant care in a patient's home can lessen costs and reduce unwanted outcomes.

Study Details

Full Title
Patient-Centered Home-Based Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Principal Investigator
Nelson Chao
Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Cancer Distinguished Research Professor

Protocol Number

View on ClinicalTrials.gov