A drug, apraglutide, to treat acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) that has not gotten better with treatment (refractory)


12 and older

Phase 2

9 Locations


Clinical Trial Goal

To find out if apraglutide is safe and works well to treat GVHD that is refractory

You may be able to join this trial if you:

  • Are 12 years old or older
  • Have acute GVHD of the lower GI tract
  • Have not taken other types of medication to treat the GVHD other than steroids and ruxolitinib. Your doctor can tell you this
  • Do not have cancer that has come back (relapsed)
  • You agree to have other standard tests done to see if you can be in the clinical trial

Trial Details

Apraglutide is a GLP-2 receptor agonist that doctors think will help improve absorption and gut barrier function.

In this trial, you’ll be randomized to 1 of 2 groups. Once you’re randomized, you and the clinical trial doctors won’t know which group you’re in until after the trial is finished:
  • Group 1 – Apraglutide at a lower dose
  • Group 2 – Apraglutide at a higher dose 

Randomized means doctors will use a computer to assign you to either group. A computer assigns you by chance, like flipping a coin or drawing a name out of a hat. You, your doctor or the clinical trial doctor won’t have any control over which group you’ll be assigned. This means you won’t be able to choose your group. 
You'll get: 
  • Apraglutide – Given as a shot under your skin 1 time each week. The dose you'll get depends on when you start the trial and how safe it has been

You may continue treatment for as long as the clinical trial doctors think it’s best for your health. The clinical trial doctors will check your health for 2 years.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved apraglutide. 


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NCT05415410. First posted on 6/13/22

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