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Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Nov;48(11):1395-400. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2013.73. Epub 2013 May 27.

Reduced intensity-conditioned allogeneic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma relapsing or progressing after autologous transplantation: a study by the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

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Department of Medicine, Centre for Haematology, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, London, UK.


Outcomes and prognostic factors of reduced intensity-conditioned allo-SCT (RIC allo-SCT) for multiple myeloma (MM) relapsing or progressing after prior autologous (auto)-SCT are not well defined. We performed an analysis of 413 MM patients who received a related or unrelated RIC allo-SCT for the treatment of relapse/progression after prior auto-SCT. Median age at RIC allo-SCT was 54.1 years, and 44.6% of patients had undergone two or more prior auto-SCTs. Median OS and PFS from the time of RIC allo-SCT for the entire population were 24.7 and 9.6 months, respectively. Cumulative non-relapse mortality (NRM) at 1 year was 21.5%. In multivariate analysis, CMV seronegativity of both patient and donor was associated with significantly better PFS, OS and NRM. Patient-donor gender mismatch was associated with better PFS, fewer than two prior auto-SCT was associated with better OS, and shorter time from the first auto-SCT to the RIC allo-SCT was associated with lower NRM. The results of this study identify patient and donor CMV seronegativity as the key prognostic factor for outcome after RIC allo-SCT for MM relapsing or progressing after prior auto-SCT.

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