Continuous complete remission in adult patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia at a median observation of 12 years after autologous bone marrow transplantation

Citation
A. Abdallah et al., Continuous complete remission in adult patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia at a median observation of 12 years after autologous bone marrow transplantation, BR J HAEM, 112(4), 2001, pp. 1012-1015
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Hematology,"Cardiovascular & Hematology Research
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
0007-1048 → ACNP
Volume
112
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1012 - 1015
Database
ISI
SICI code
0007-1048(200103)112:4<1012:CCRIAP>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
We report our long-term experience with autologous bone marrow transplantat ion (ABMT) for 32 adult patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) in second or later remission (CR), or in first CR but with high-risk. Bone mar row was purged with mafosfamide (n = 25) or with immunomagnetic beads and m onoclonal antibodies (n = 7). Retrospective analysis showed that 12 out of 32 patients were in continuous complete remission (CCR) at a median of 143 months (range 66-181 months). A plateau was reached at 50 months and the di sease-free and overall survival rates were both 37.5%. It was notable that durable CCR could be achieved for patients in second (three out of nine) or third (one out of six) CR. ABMT could produce durable CCR and the long-ter m outcome compared favourably with those reported for allogeneic transplant ation.