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BMT Study

Measurement of Hematopoietic Stem Cell (Bone Marrow Transplant) Derived Adipocytes


Are you interested in helping us learn more about where the fat tissue in your body originates?

The University of Colorado is looking for healthy people who either had an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant at least 6 months ago or have chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia to participate in a research study to understand if some fat cells may originally come from the bone marrow. Understanding the origin of fat cells is important because it may help to determine the health of fat cells and why some fat in some places of your body is more ‘unhealthy’ than other fat.

We are looking for men and women who:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 75 years
    AND…
    • Had an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant at least 6 months ago
      OR…
    • Have chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia

Exclusion criteria include:

  • Taking high doses of immunosuppressive drugs (low doses are OK)
  • Taking greater than 10 mg prednisone
  • Having a current infection or active graft versus host disease (past incidence ok)

Participation in this study includes 2-3 study visits over a 2-4 week time period. All visits are conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Completion of the study involves taking a small sample of fat (biopsy) from just under the skin of your belly right next to your belly-button.

Compensation for your time is provided.

Dwight Klemm, PhD, is the Principal Investigator of the BMT study. This study is approved by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (protocol #13-0026).

For more information about this research study, please contact Kathleen: Phone: 303-724-7472 Email: Kathleen.Gavin@ucdenver.edu