Phase II Study of Horse Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (hATG), Cyclosporine, Methylprednisone, and GCSF (Filgrastim or Pegfilgrastim) in Patients with Aplastic Anemia (AA), or Low/Int-1 Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
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Anti-Thymocyte Globulin, Cyclosporine, Filgrastim, Methylprednisolone, Pegfilgrastim
This phase II trial studies methylprednisolone, horse anti-thymocyte globulin, cyclosporine, filgrastim, and/or pegfilgrastim or pegfilgrastim biosimilar in treating patients with aplastic anemia or low or intermediate-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Horse anti-thymocyte globulin is made from horse blood and targets immune cells known as T-lymphocytes. Since T-lymphocytes are believed to be involved in causing low blood counts in aplastic anemia and in some cases of myelodysplastic syndromes, killing these cells may help treat the disease. Methylprednisolone and cyclosporine work to suppress immune cells called lymphocytes. This may help to improve low blood counts in aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. Filgrastim and pegfilgrastim are designed to cause white blood cells to grow. This may help to fight infections and help improve the white blood cell count. Giving methylprednisolone and horse anti-thymocyte globulin together with cyclosporine, filgrastim, and/or pegfilgrastim may be an effective treatment for patients with aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome.
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Aplastic Anemia, de Novo Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Previously Treated Myelodysplastic Syndrome
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