BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the impact of a sequential program including autologous stem cell transplantation in first remission on the outcome of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients aged less than 60 years old, with an aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and at least a partial response after first line therapy (chemotherapy +/- radiotherapy) were included in the study. RESULTS: One hundred and forty-four patients were registered: of them 126 reached at least a partial response after first line therapy and 71 ( 56.5%) were then submitted to autologous stem cell transplantation. The overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of the whole population were respectively 70% and 63% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 51 months (7-115). The PFS of the transplanted group was 93% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 54 months (20-155); the PFS of the non-transplanted patients was 43.5% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 30 months (8-109) (p <0.0001). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: The two groups (transplanted vs not transplanted patients in remission after induction therapy) were homogeneous concerning the major risk factors (stage III Eth IV Eth p = 0.26; performance status Eth p = 0.25; B-symptoms Eth p = 0. 3; LDH level Eth p = 0.4; extranodal disease Eth p=0.4; bulky disease Eth p = 0.7): so we compared them in order to discover clinical features at diagnosis adversely affected PFS. In a multivariate analysis, factors which adversely affected PFS were: LDH level Eth p = 0.03; number of extranodal sites Eth p = 0.04; not performing the transplant Eth p = 0.02. When patients were stratified by number of extranodal sites and by LDH level, only the transplant being performed retained its positive influence Eth p = 0.04.

A retrospective analysis of 144 patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: impact of aurtologoaus stem cell transplantation in first remission on autcome

FANIN, Renato;ZAJA, Francesco;DAMIANI, Daniela;
2000

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the impact of a sequential program including autologous stem cell transplantation in first remission on the outcome of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients aged less than 60 years old, with an aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and at least a partial response after first line therapy (chemotherapy +/- radiotherapy) were included in the study. RESULTS: One hundred and forty-four patients were registered: of them 126 reached at least a partial response after first line therapy and 71 ( 56.5%) were then submitted to autologous stem cell transplantation. The overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of the whole population were respectively 70% and 63% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 51 months (7-115). The PFS of the transplanted group was 93% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 54 months (20-155); the PFS of the non-transplanted patients was 43.5% at a median follow-up from diagnosis of 30 months (8-109) (p <0.0001). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: The two groups (transplanted vs not transplanted patients in remission after induction therapy) were homogeneous concerning the major risk factors (stage III Eth IV Eth p = 0.26; performance status Eth p = 0.25; B-symptoms Eth p = 0. 3; LDH level Eth p = 0.4; extranodal disease Eth p=0.4; bulky disease Eth p = 0.7): so we compared them in order to discover clinical features at diagnosis adversely affected PFS. In a multivariate analysis, factors which adversely affected PFS were: LDH level Eth p = 0.03; number of extranodal sites Eth p = 0.04; not performing the transplant Eth p = 0.02. When patients were stratified by number of extranodal sites and by LDH level, only the transplant being performed retained its positive influence Eth p = 0.04.
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