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Lessons learned from early closure of a clinical trial for steroid-refractory acute GVHD

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The authors wish to acknowledge the support provided by Xenikos and Grant Numbers U10HL069294 and U24HL138660 to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

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GM, MH, MLM, HA, HC, PD, AH, WK, LP and JEL designed the research and wrote the paper. MM and EL analyzed the data and wrote the paper. IP, EvH, and YvO designed the research, performed research and wrote the paper. PV performed research and wrote the paper.

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MH: Research Support/Funding: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company; Consultancy: Incyte Corporation; ADC Therapeutics; Pharmacyclics, Omeros, Kite. Speaker’s Bureau: Sanofi Genzyme, AstraZeneca, BeiGene. HA: Consultant and speaker bureau for Incyte, BMS. Research grant from Incyte. IP: Syndax Advisory Board. EvH, WK, and YvO: are employees of Xenikos and own equity in Xenikos. JEL: Research support from Biogen, Incyte, Kamada, and Mesoblast; consulting for Bluebird, Incyte, Jazz, Mesoblast, Omeros, Symbio, Talaris, and X4 Pharmaceuticals; GVHD biomarkers patent and royalties from Viracor.

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Meyers, G., Hamadani, M., Martens, M. et al. Lessons learned from early closure of a clinical trial for steroid-refractory acute GVHD. Bone Marrow Transplant 57, 302–303 (2022).

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