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High-dose therapy followed by autologous purged stem cell transplantation and doxorubicin-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced follicular lymphoma: a randomized multicenter study by the GOELAMS with final results after a median follow-up of 9 years.

Author(s): Gyan E, Foussard C, Bertrand P, Michenet P, Le Gouill S, Berthou C, Maisonneuve H, Delwail V, Gressin R, Quittet P, Vilque JP, Desablens B, Jaubert J, Ramee JF, Arakelyan N, Thyss A, Molucon-Chabrot C, Delepine R, Milpied N, Colombat P, Deconinck E, Groupe Ouest-Est des Leucemies et des Autres Maladies du Sang (GOELAMS)

Affiliation(s): Department of Hematology, Bretonneau University Hospital, Tours, France.

Publication date & source: 2009-01-29, Blood., 113(5):995-1001. Epub 2008 Oct 27.

Publication type: Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as first-line therapy for follicular lymphoma (FL) remains controversial. The multicenter study randomized 172 patients with untreated FL for either immunochemotherapy or high-dose therapy (HDT) followed by purged ASCT. Conditioning was performed with total body irradiation (TBI) and cyclophosphamide. The 9-year overall survival (OS) was similar in the HDT and conventional chemotherapy groups (76% and 80%, respectively). The 9-year progression-free survival (PFS) was higher in the ASCT than the chemotherapy group (64% vs 39%; P = .004). A PFS plateau was observed in the HDT group after 7 years. On multivariate analysis, OS and PFS were independently affected by the per-formance status score, the number of nodal areas involved, and the treatment group. Secondary malignancies were more frequent in the HDT than in the chemotherapy group (6 secondary myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia and 6 second solid tumor cancers vs 1 acute myeloid leukemia, P = .01). The occurrence of a PFS plateau suggests that a subgroup of patients might have their FL cured by ASCT. However, the increased rate of secondary malignancies may discourage the use of purged ASCT in combination with TBI as first-line treatment for FL. This trial has been registered with ClinicalTrials.gov under identifier NCT00696735.

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