High-dose chemotherapy and auto-SCT in elderly patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma

N. Puig, M. Pintilie, T. Seshadri, K. Al-Farsi, N. Franke, A. Keating, J. Kuruvilla, M. Crump

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Abstract

Our purpose was to assess efficacy and toxicity of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and ASCT in patients with relapsed and refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) aged 60 years and older and compare the results with a group of younger HL patients treated in a similar manner. We identified 15 consecutive patients, with HL aged 60 years and older who underwent HDCT (etoposide 60 mg/kg melphalan 160 mg/m 2) and ASCT at our institution from May 2001 to March 2008. The results were compared with a cohort of 157 younger HL patients treated in a similar manner from January 1999 to December 2006. After a median follow-up of 2.5 years, PFS at 3 years after ASCT was 73% (95% confidence interval (CI) 37-90) for the older group and 56% (95% CI 46-64) for the younger group (P=0.45); OS after ASCT was 88% (95% CI 39-98) for the older group and 84% (95% CI 75-90) for the younger group (P=0.80). No transplant-related deaths were seen. Our study suggests that ASCT is feasible for selected elderly patients with HL, giving similar results to younger patients in terms of survival and toxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1344
Number of pages6
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • autologous
  • elderly
  • Hodgkin
  • lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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    Puig, N., Pintilie, M., Seshadri, T., Al-Farsi, K., Franke, N., Keating, A., Kuruvilla, J., & Crump, M. (2011). High-dose chemotherapy and auto-SCT in elderly patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 46(10), 1339-1344. https://doi.org/10.1038/bmt.2010.294