Effect of time to relapse on overall survival in patients with mantle cell lymphoma following autologous haematopoietic cell transplantation

Peter A. Riedell, Mehdi Hamadani, Kwang W. Ahn, Carlos Litovich, Claudio G. Brunstein, Amanda F. Cashen, Jonathon B. Cohen, Narendranath Epperla, Brian T. Hill, Annie Im, David J. Inwards, John Lister, John M. McCarty, Sai Ravi Kiran Pingali, Mazyar Shadman, Paul Shaughnessy, Melhem Solh, Patrick J. Stiff, Julie M. Vose, Mohamed A. Kharfan-DabajaAlex F. Herrera, Craig S. Sauter, Sonali M. Smith

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In young and fit patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), intensive induction therapy followed by a consolidative autologous haematopoietic cell transplant (autoHCT) is the standard of care in the front-line setting. Recently, time-to-event analysis has emerged as an important risk assessment tool in lymphoma, though its impact in MCL is not well defined. We utilized the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research database to evaluate the effect of post-autoHCT time to relapse on overall survival (OS) over time in 461 patients who underwent autoHCT within 12 months of MCL diagnosis. On multivariate analysis, the impact of relapse on OS was greatest at the six-month [hazard ratio (HR) = 7·68], 12-month (HR = 6·68), and 18-month (HR = 5·81) landmark timepoints. Using a dynamic landmark model we demonstrate that adjusted OS at five years following each landmark timepoint improved with time for relapsing and non-relapsing patients. Furthermore, early relapse (<18 months) following autoHCT defines a high-risk group with inferior post-relapse OS. This retrospective analysis highlights the impact of time to relapse on OS in MCL patients undergoing up-front autoHCT and emphasizes the need to consider novel therapeutic approaches for patients suffering early relapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-763
Number of pages7
JournalBritish journal of haematology
Issue number5
Early online dateSep 28 2021
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The CIBMTR is supported primarily by Public Health Service U24CA076518 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); HHSH250201700006C from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); and N00014‐20‐1‐2705 and N00014‐20‐1‐2832 from the Office of Naval Research. Support is also provided by Be the Match Foundation, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the National Marrow Donor Program, and from the following commercial entities: AbbVie; Accenture; Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation; Adienne SA; Allovir, Inc.; Amgen, Inc.; Astellas Pharma US; bluebird bio, inc.; Bristol‐Myers Squibb Co.; CareDx; CSL Behring; CytoSen Therapeutics, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.; Eurofins Viracor; ExcellThera; Fate Therapeutics; Gamida Cell, Ltd.; Genentech Inc; Gilead; GlaxoSmithKline; Incyte Corporation; Janssen/Johnson & Johnson; Jasper Therapeutics; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Karyopharm Therapeutics; Kiadis Pharma; Kite, a Gilead Company; Kyowa Kirin; Magenta Therapeutics; Medac GmbH; Merck & Co.; Millennium, the Takeda Oncology Co.; Miltenyi Biotec, Inc.; MorphoSys; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Omeros Corporation; Oncopeptides, Inc.; Orca Biosystems, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Pharmacyclics, LLC; Sanofi Genzyme; Seagen, Inc.; Stemcyte; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Tscan; Vertex; Vor Biopharma; Xenikos BV.

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© 2021 British Society for Haematology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


  • autologous transplant
  • dynamic landmark analysis
  • mantle cell lymphoma
  • time to relapse

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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