Outcome following Reduced-Intensity Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (RIC AlloSCT) for Relapsed and Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL): A Study of the British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

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  • G Cook
  • G Smith
  • K Kirkland
  • J Lee
  • R Pearce
  • K Thomson
  • E Morris
  • K Orchard
  • S Rule
  • N Russell

Colleges, School and Institutes


Reduced-intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation (RIC-AlloSCT) is being increasingly considered for patients with aggressive lymphoma, but limited evidence exists in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). We report a retrospective study of transplant outcomes of RIC-AlloSCT for MCL in 70 patients (median age, 48 years, range: 30-67 years), with 57 patients receiving an Alemtuzumab-containing regimen. Thirty-four percent of patients had received a prior autologous stem cell transplant. The 1- and 5-year nonrelapse mortality (NRM) was 18% (95% confidence interval [CI] 10-27) and 21% (95% CI 12-31), respectively. The incidence of severe (grade III and IV) acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) was 10%, and the 5-year incidence of chronic GVHD (cGVHD) was 61%. The cumulative relapse risk was 65% (95% CI 48-77) at 5 years, significantly affected by disease status at transplant (P = .0495), specifically the presence of chemosensitive disease (P = .0364). Fifteen of 18 relapsed patients received donor lymphocyte infustion (DLI) (n = 14) or a second RIC-AlloSCT (n = 1), with 11 of 15 currently in CR. The 5-year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were 37% (95% CI 25%-56%) and 14% (95% CI 6%-34%), respectively. Age at transplantation and having


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1427
Number of pages9
JournalBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010