Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation | VOL. 26

BEAM-Campath Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Lymphoma: High Incidence of Long-Term Mixed Donor-Recipient Chimerism and the Response to Donor Lymphocyte Infusions

Publication Date Dec 1, 2020


BiCNU (carmustine), etoposide, Ara-C, melphalan (BEAM) and Campath conditioning was developed to reduce the high transplant-related mortality in patients with lymphoma while delivering intensive antilymphoma immunotherapy, as well as to some extent a platform for allogeneic stem cell engraftment. Significant numbers of patients appeared to have persistent recipient-derived hematopoiesis, and therefore we retrospectively analyzed patients with lymphoma undergoing BEAM-Campath conditioned allogeneic stem cell transplantation at our center (2003 to 2017) to characterize the patterns of chimerism and patient outcomes. Chimerism was analyzed with short tandem repeat PCR. Mixed donor-recipient chimerism (MDRC) was defined as 5% to 94.9% donor. Fifty-two patients (n=30 male), with a median age of 45 years, were identified with histologic diagnoses of Hodgkin lymphoma (n=13), diffuse large B cell lymphoma (n=7), low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (n=16), mantle cell lymphoma (n=10), and T cell lymphoma (n=6). Pretransplant, 93% achieved complete response (52%) or partial response (41%) with a median of 3 prior therapies (n=3 prior autologous stem cell transplantation). Donors were Matched sibling donors (MSD) (n=21), matched unrelated donors (MUD) (n=24), miss-matched unrelated donors (MMUD) (n=6), and syngeneic (n=1). Acute graft-versus host disease (GVHD) developed in 52% (81% grade I to II) and chronic GVHD (83% extensive) in 12%. MDRC of T cells (MDRCt) developed in 62% (n=32), and 29% (n=15) developed MDRC of myeloid cells (MDRCm) ...


Acute Graft-versus Host Disease Graft-versus Host Disease Mixed Donor-recipient Chimerism Donor Lymphocyte Infusion Limited Chronic Graft-versus Host Disease Prior Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Short Tandem Repeat PCR Conditioned Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Transplant-related Mortality In Patients Nonrelapse Mortality

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