Reduced-intensity transplantation for lymphomas using haploidentical related donors versus HLA-matched sibling donors: A center for international blood and marrow transplant research analysis

Nilanjan Ghosh, Reem Karmali, Vanderson Rocha, Kwang Woo Ahn, Alyssa DiGilio, Parameswaran N. Hari, Veronika Bachanova, Ulrike Bacher, Parastoo Dahi, Marcos De Lima, Anita D'Souza, Timothy S. Fenske, Siddhartha Ganguly, Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, Tim D. Prestidge, Bipin N. Savani, Sonali M. Smith, Anna M. Sureda, Edmund K. Waller, Samantha JaglowskiAlex F. Herrera, Philippe Armand, Rachel B. Salit, Nina D. Wagner-Johnston, Ephraim Fuchs, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Mehdi Hamadani

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Purpose: Related donor haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (Haplo-HCT) using post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) is increasingly used in patients lacking HLA-matched sibling donors (MSD). We compared outcomes after Haplo-HCT using PT-Cy with MSD-HCT in patients with lymphoma, using the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research registry. Materials and Methods: We evaluated 987 adult patients undergoing either Haplo-HCT (n = 180) or MSD-HCT (n = 807) following reduced-intensity conditioning regimens. The haploidentical group received graft-versushost disease (GVHD) prophylaxis with PT-Cy with or without a calcineurin inhibitor and mycophenolate. The MSD group received calcineurin inhibitor-based GVHD prophylaxis. Results: Median follow-up of survivors was 3 years. The 28-day neutrophil recovery was similar in the two groups (95% v 97%; P = .31). The 28-day platelet recovery was delayed in the haploidentical group compared with the MSD group (63% v 91%; P = .001). Cumulative incidence of grade II to IV acute GVHD at day 100 was similar between the two groups (27% v 25%; P = .84). Cumulative incidence of chronic GVHD at 1 year was significantly lower after Haplo-HCT (12% v 45%; P < .001), and this benefit was confirmed on multivariate analysis (relative risk, 0.21; 95% CI, 0.14 to 0.31; P < .001). For Haplo-HCT v MSD-HCT, 3-year rates of nonrelapse mortality (15% v 13%; P = .41), relapse/progression (37% v 40%; P = .51), progression-free survival (48% v 48%; P = .96), and overall survival (61% v 62%; P = .82) were similar. Multivariate analysis showed no significant difference between Haplo-HCT and MSD-HCT in terms of nonrelapse mortality (P = .06), progression/relapse (P = .10), progression-free survival (P = .83), and overall survival (P = .34). Conclusion: Haplo-HCT with PT-Cy provides survival outcomes comparable to MSD-HCT, with a significantly lower risk of chronic GVHD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3141-3149
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number26
StatePublished - Sep 10 2016

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Funding Information:
The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research is supported by Public Health Service Grant/Cooperative Agreement U24-CA076518 from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Grant/Cooperative Agreement 5U10HL069294 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Cancer Institute; contract HHSH250201200016C with Health Resources and Services Administration; two grants, N00014-13- 1-0039 and N00014-14-1-0028, from the Office of Naval Research; and grants from ∗Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Allos Therapeutics, ∗Amgen, Anonymous donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Ariad, Be the Match Foundation, ∗Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, ∗Celgene Corporation, Chimerix, Inc, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Fresenius-Biotech North America, ∗Gamida Cell Teva Joint Venture, Genentech,∗Gentium SpA, Genzyme Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Health Research, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, HistoGenetics, Incyte Corporation, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Kiadis Pharma, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Medac, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Merck and Co, Millennium: Takeda Oncology, ∗Milliman USA, ∗Miltenyi Biotec, National Marrow Donor Program, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Optum Healthcare Solutions, Osiris Therapeutics, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Perkin Elmer, ∗Remedy Informatics, ∗Sanofi US, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Soligenix, St. Baldrick's Foundation, StemCyte, A Global Cord Blood Therapeutics, Stemsoft Software, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, ∗Tarix Pharmaceuticals, ∗TerumoBCT, ∗Teva Neuroscience, ∗THERAKOS, University of Minnesota, University of Utah, and ∗Wellpoint. Asterisks denote corporate members. We thank Morgan Geronime for administrative support and Mary Eapen for her valuable scientific input.

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