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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for refractory or recurrent non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children and adolescents. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2010 Feb;16(2):223-30 PMID: 19800015 PMCID: PMC2911354

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We examined the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for patients aged< or =18 years with refractory or recurrent Burkitt (n=41), lymphoblastic (n=53), diffuse large B cell (DLBCL; n=52), and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (n=36), receiving autologous (n=90) or allogeneic (n=92; 43 matched sibling and 49 unrelated donor) HSCT in 1990-2005. Risk factors affecting event-free survival (EFS) were evaluated using stratified Cox regression. Characteristics of allogeneic and autologous HSCT recipients were similar. Allogeneic donor HSCT was more likely to use irradiation-containing conditioning regimens, bone marrow (BM) stem cells, be performed in more recent years, and for lymphoblastic lymphoma. EFS rates were lower for patients not in complete remission at HSCT, regardless of donor type. After adjusting for disease status, 5-year EFS were similar after allogeneic and autologous HSCT for DLBCL (50% vs 52%), Burkitt (31% vs 27%), and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (46% vs 35%). However, EFS was higher for lymphoblastic lymphoma, after allogeneic HSCT (40% vs 4%; P < .01). Predictors of EFS for progressive or recurrent disease after HSCT included disease status at HSCT and use of allogeneic donor for lymphoblastic lymphoma. These data were unable to demonstrate a difference in outcome by donor type for the other histological subtypes.

Author List

Gross TG, Hale GA, He W, Camitta BM, Sanders JE, Cairo MS, Hayashi RJ, Termuhlen AM, Zhang MJ, Davies SM, Eapen M


Bruce M. Camitta MD Clinical Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary Eapen MBBS, DCh, MRCPI, MS Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mei-Jie Zhang PhD Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Child, Preschool
Databases, Factual
Disease Progression
Donor Selection
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Remission Induction
Risk Factors
Salvage Therapy
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Transplantation, Autologous
Transplantation, Homologous
Treatment Outcome
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