Michael Amylon

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  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after first marrow relapse of non-T, non-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia - A Pediatric Oncology Group pilot feasibility study JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY Sandler, E. S., Homans, A., Mandell, L., Amylon, M., Wall, D. A., Devidas, M., Buchanan, G. R., Lipton, J. M., Billett, A. L. 2006; 28 (4): 210-215

    Abstract:

    Relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children is associated with a poor outcome, especially for those patients whose relapse occurs during the first 36 months after diagnosis. The best therapy for these patients is not known. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of enrolling children with recurrent ALL in a standardized treatment protocol that included receipt of a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).Eligible patients with a bone marrow relapse of non-T, non-B ALL underwent a common induction and consolidation followed by receipt of either an allogeneic HSCT from a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling or an autologous HSCT purged with B-4 blocked ricin. A common conditioning regimen was used for all patients.Twenty-eight patients from eight institutions were enrolled. Fourteen patients did not receive a transplant during the study, because of toxicity (4), relapse (1), inadequate purging (1), and parental or physician preference for an alternative donor transplant (8). Six patients received allogeneic HSCTs. Five of them have remained in remission for a median of 78 months. Eight patients received autologous HSCTs purged with B4-blocked ricin. Four have remained in remission for a median of 94 months. Of the nine patients who received alternative donor transplants, only two remain in remission.We conclude that well designed and controlled prospective studies are necessary to define the role of HSCTs in children with recurrent ALL. In order to be successful, such studies must have the full support of participating centers. Autologous HSC transplantation may have a role in the treatment of relapsed ALL, but further studies are needed.

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