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Induction of graft versus malignancy effect after unrelated allogeneic PBSCT using donor lymphocyte infusions derived from frozen aliquots of the original graft.
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PMID:  21460873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To evaluate safety and efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI), derived from frozen aliquots of the original G-CSF-stimulated graft after allogeneic PBSCT from unrelated donors, data of 121 patients with hematological malignancies treated with DLIs were retrospectively analyzed. Indications for PBSCT were AML/myelodysplastic syndrome (n=63/8), ALL (n=17), lymphoma (n=13), multiple myeloma (n=10) and myeloproliferative syndrome (n=10). Reasons for DLI were hematological relapse (n=81), molecular and/or cytogenetic relapse (n=5), mixed chimerism (n=22) and prophylactic DLI in high-risk patients (n=13). DLIs were well tolerated with no acute adverse reactions. DLI-induced acute-type GvHD (aGvHD) was observed in 19 patients and chronic-type GvHD (cGvHD) developed in 14 patients. Three patients died of GvHD complications. DLI induced CR, complete chimerism or PR in 34 patients; 24 patients had stable disease, 50 patients progressed and 13 patients were not evaluable for response. Objective response was more obvious for molecular relapse (5/5) or mixed chimerism (14/22) compared with hematological relapse (13/81). Median survival after first DLI was 10.4 months (95% confidence interval: 4.4-26.0). Cryopreserved G-CSF-stimulated DLI, derived from allogeneic grafts are safe and immunoreactive, and can be applied early in case of mixed chimerism and molecular or cytogenetic relapse.Bone Marrow Transplantation advance online publication, 4 April 2011; doi:10.1038/bmt.2011.45.
J Hasskarl; A Zerweck; R Wäsch; G Ihorst; H Bertz; J Finke
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-04
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Title:  Bone marrow transplantation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5365     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8702459     Medline TA:  Bone Marrow Transplant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
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