Study of Itacitinib for the Prophylaxis of Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Cytokine Release Syndrome After T-cell Replete Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Conditions:   Acute Myelogenous Leukemia;   Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma;   Hodgkin Disease Interventions:   Procedure: Stem cell transplantation;   Drug: Itacitinib;   Other: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bone Marrow Transplant;   Other: Human Activity Profile Sponsors:   Washington University School of Medicine;   Incyte Corporation Not yet recruiting
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