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Allo-hematopoietic cell transplantation for Ph chromosome-positive ALL: impact of imatinib on relapse and survival. Bone Marrow Transplant 2009 Jan;43(2):107-13

Date

09/09/2008

Pubmed ID

18776928

DOI

10.1038/bmt.2008.296

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-59549085066   42 Citations

Abstract

The utility of imatinib in either the pre- or post-transplant period for Ph chromosome-positive (Ph+) ALL is uncertain. In addition, there have been recent concerns regarding imatinib and cardiac toxicity. We investigated the outcome of 32 patients with Ph+ ALL who received an allo-hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) at the University of Minnesota between 1999 and 2006. The median age at HCT was 21.9 years (range: 2.8-55.2). All patients were conditioned with CY and TBI. GVHD prophylaxis was CsA based. Of the 32 patients, 15 received imatinib therapy pre- or post-HCT (imatinib group) and 17 patients received either no imatinib (n=11) or only after relapse (n=6) (non-imatinib group). Overall survival, relapse-free survival and relapse at 2 years was 61, 67 and 13% for the imatinib group as compared with 41, 35 and 35% for the non-imatinib group (P=0.19, 0.12 and 0.20, respectively). Cardiac toxicity and TRM at 2 years were similar between groups. Thus, patients treated with imatinib in either the pre- or post-transplant setting had trends toward improved outcomes and no increase in cardiac toxicity. We suggest that imatinib be included in the peri-transplant management of all patients with Ph+ ALL.

Author List

Burke MJ, Trotz B, Luo X, Baker KS, Weisdorf DJ, Wagner JE, Verneris MR

Author

Michael James Burke MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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

Adolescent
Adult
Antineoplastic Agents
Benzamides
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease-Free Survival
Female
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Humans
Imatinib Mesylate
Male
Middle Aged
Philadelphia Chromosome
Piperazines
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Pyrimidines
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult
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