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131I-anti-CD45 antibody plus busulfan and cyclophosphamide before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in first remission. Blood 2006 Mar 01;107(5):2184-91 PMID: 16254140 PMCID: PMC1895719

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In an attempt to improve outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), we conducted a phase 1/2 study in which targeted irradiation delivered by 131I-anti-CD45 antibody was combined with targeted busulfan (BU; area-under-curve, 600-900 ng/mL) and cyclophosphamide (CY; 120 mg/kg). Fifty-two (88%) of 59 patients receiving a trace 131I-labeled dose of 0.5 mg/kg anti-CD45 murine antibody had higher estimated absorbed radiation in bone marrow and spleen than in any other organ. Forty-six patients were treated with 102 to 298 mCi (3774-11 026 MBq) 131I, delivering an estimated 5.3 to 19 (mean, 11.3) Gy to marrow, 17-72 (mean, 29.7) Gy to spleen, and 3.5 Gy (n = 4) to 5.25 Gy (n = 42) to the liver. The estimated 3-year nonrelapse mortality and disease-free survival (DFS) were 21% and 61%, respectively. These results were compared with those from 509 similar International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry patients who underwent transplantation using BU/CY alone. After adjusting for differences in age and cytogenetics risk, the hazard of mortality among all antibody-treated patients was 0.65 times that of the Registry patients (95% CI 0.39-1.08; P = .09). The addition of targeted hematopoietic irradiation to conventional BU/CY is feasible and well tolerated, and phase 2 results are sufficiently encouraging to warrant further study.

Author List

Pagel JM, Appelbaum FR, Eary JF, Rajendran J, Fisher DR, Gooley T, Ruffner K, Nemecek E, Sickle E, Durack L, Carreras J, Horowitz MM, Press OW, Gopal AK, Martin PJ, Bernstein ID, Matthews DC


Mary M. Horowitz MD, MS Center Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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

Age Factors
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Bone Marrow
Disease-Free Survival
Follow-Up Studies
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Iodine Isotopes
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Middle Aged
Remission Induction
Risk Factors
Transplantation, Homologous
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