Medline ® Abstract for Reference 91
of 'Management of gastrointestinal lymphomas'
Autologous stem cell transplantation for enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma: a retrospective study by the EBMT.
Jantunen E, Boumendil A, Finel H, Luan JJ, Johnson P, Rambaldi A, Haynes A, Duchosal MA, Bethge W, Biron P, Carlson K, Craddock C, Rudin C, Finke J, Salles G, Kroschinsky F, Sureda A, Dreger P, on behalf of the Lymphoma Working Party of the EBMT
Blood. 2013 Mar;121(13):2529-2532. Epub 2013 Jan 29.
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is a rare subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphomas with a poor prognosis. Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) was retrospectively evaluated as a consolidation or salvage strategy for EATL. The analysis included 44 patients who received ASCT for EATL between 2000 and 2010. Thirty-one patients (70%) were in first complete or partial remission at the time of the ASCT. With a median follow-up of 46 months, relapse incidence, progression-free survival, and overall survival were 39%, 54%, and 59% at 4 years, respectively, with only one relapse occurring beyond 18 months posttransplant. There was a trend for better survival in patients transplanted in first complete or partial remission at 4 years (66% vs 36%; P = .062). ASCT is feasible in selected patients with EATL and can yield durable disease control in a significant proportion of the patients.
University of Eastern Finland/Clinical Medicine and Department of Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland;