Feasibility of Lymphocyte Reinfusion in Newly Diagnosed High Grade Gliomas
Lymphocytes can be collected from patients with high grade gliomas before they start standard radiation and chemotherapy. Our goal is to store these and give them back to the patient after radiation is completed. This is part of a larger effort that will attempt to preserve the immune system from the effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
-High grade glioma -Patients must be at least 18 years of age. -Karnofsky performance status â?¥ 60% -Patients must have normal bone marrow function with Hematocrit â?¥ 30%, platelet â?¥ 100K, ANC â?¥ 1000, and absolute lymphocyte count â?¥ 1000 prior entry to this study.
Patient will have research blood draw avery 2 weeks for 14 weeks. This starts after radiation is finished. The entire study plan is for 20 weeks.
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