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Bendamustine transplantation

H Móciková, J Marková, Ľ Gahérová, Z Král, A Sýkorová, D Belada, V Procházka, L Martinková, T Papajík, T Kozák
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation remains the current standard of treatment for young patients with Hodgkin lymphoma in first relapse or in those who are refractory to first-line treatment. The most important prognostic factors in relapses are clinical stage IV, poor performance status, bulky mass, and less than partial remission after salvage chemotherapy. Standard salvage chemotherapy in relapse before autologous transplantation has not been defined; however, DHAP and ICE are most frequently used in this setting...
2016: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
I F Khouri, D Sui, E J Jabbour, B I Samuels, F Turturro, G Alatrash, P Anderlini, S Ahmed, B Oran, S O Ciurea, D Marin, A Olson, K K Patel, U R Popat, C Ledesma, T M Kadia, A Ferrajoli, J A Burger, J L Jorgensen, L J Medeiros, R L Bassett, A M Gulbis
Bendamustine has shown a favorable safety profile when included in chemotherapy regimens for several types of lymphoma, including CLL. This study investigated the long-term effect of adding bendamustine to a conditioning regimen on survival, rate of engraftment, immune recovery and GvHD after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) in CLL patients. These outcomes were compared with the fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR) conditioning regimen. We reviewed the data for 89 CLL patients treated on three trials at our institution...
September 5, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
I Poizot-Martin, S Brégigeon, C Tamalet, R Bouabdallah, O Zaegel-Faucher, V Obry-Roguet, A Ivanova, C E Cano, C Solas
Background. Non-AIDS-defining cancers represent a rising health issue among HIV-infected patients. Nevertheless, HIV testing is not systematic during the initial cancer staging. Here, we report a case of HIV infection diagnosed three years after chemotherapy initiation for multiple myeloma. Results. A 57-year-old woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma underwent a first round of chemotherapy by bortezomib/lenalidomide and then with bortezomib/liposomal-doxorubicine/dexamethasone, with partial remission, poor hematological tolerance, and multiple episodes of pneumococcal infection...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Michele Merli, Andrea Ferrario, Margherita Maffioli, Cecilia Olivares, Alessandra Stasia, Luca Arcaini, Francesco Passamonti
INTRODUCTION: Brentuximab vedotin (BV) is a potent anti-CD30 antibody drug conjugate (ADC) that has been approved in relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). Beyond these consolidated indications, BV has been tested in a number of different settings with promising results, leading for example to the recent approval as a consolidation after ASCT in high-risk HL patients. AREAS COVERED: Main emerging areas of clinical investigation of BV include the use as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine in first-salvage therapy of HL (bridge to ASCT), in the frontline setting in combination with AVD chemotherapy in HL and with CHP in ALCL, in relapsed or refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphomas and finally in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) expressing CD30...
August 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
Armando Santoro, Rita Mazza, Alessandro Pulsoni, Alessandro Re, Maurizio Bonfichi, Vittorio Ruggero Zilioli, Flavia Salvi, Francesco Merli, Antonella Anastasia, Stefano Luminari, Giorgia Annechini, Manuel Gotti, Annalisa Peli, Anna Marina Liberati, Nicola Di Renzo, Luca Castagna, Laura Giordano, Carmelo Carlo-Stella
PURPOSE: This multicenter, open-label, phase II study evaluated the combination of bendamustine, gemcitabine, and vinorelbine (BeGEV) as induction therapy before autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with HL who were refractory to or had relapsed after one previous chemotherapy line were eligible. The primary end point was complete response (CR) rate after four cycles of therapy...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Alessandro Isidori, Anna Christofides, Giuseppe Visani
High-dose therapy (HDT) followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) is the standard treatment for relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma. Until recently, carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan (BEAM) was the most commonly used conditioning regimen in this setting, given its acceptable efficacy and tolerability. Despite reasonable success with BEAM, carmustine is associated with a number of acute and late toxicities. Moreover, recent supply and cost issues for this agent have created an urgent need for alternative conditioning regimens...
November 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
D J Green, W I Bensinger, L A Holmberg, T Gooley, B G Till, L E Budde, J M Pagel, S L Frayo, J E Roden, L Hedin, O W Press, A K Gopal
Chemotherapeutic agents without cross-resistance to prior therapies may enhance PBSC collection and improve patient outcomes by exacting a more potent direct antitumor effect before autologous stem cell transplant. Bendamustine has broad clinical activity in transplantable lymphoid malignancies, but concern remains over the potential adverse impact of this combined alkylator-nucleoside analog on stem cell mobilization. We performed a prospective, nonrandomized phase II study including 34 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) (n=34; International Staging System (ISS) stages I (35%), II (29%) and III (24%); not scored (13%)) to evaluate bendamustine's efficacy and safety as a stem cell mobilizing agent...
October 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Lukáš Smolej, Martin Šimkovič
Revolutionary progress has recently changed the landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Powerful prognostic factors, especially p53 mutation and/or deletion and IGHV mutation status, have refined individual patient prognosis. Purine analogs and monoclonal antibodies paved the way from palliative treatment to chemoimmunotherapy capable of eradication of minimal residual disease and prolongation of survival. Obinutuzumab (GA-101) and ofatumumab have been recently approved for the treatment of comorbid patients...
April 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
C Y Cheah, D Chihara, S Horowitz, A Sevin, Y Oki, S Zhou, N H Fowler, J E Romaguera, F Turturro, F B Hagemeister, L E Fayad, M Wang, S S Neelapu, L J Nastoupil, J R Westin, M A Rodriguez, F Samaniego, P Anderlini, Y Nieto, M A Fanale
BACKGROUND: Brentuximab vedotin (BV) is a key therapeutic agent for patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). The outcomes of patients experiencing disease progression after BV are poorly described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed our institutional database to identify patients with cHL treated with BV who were either refractory to treatment or experienced disease relapse. We collected clinicopathologic features, treatment details at progression and outcome...
July 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
M Martino, G Tripepi, G Messina, I D Vincelli, G Console, A G Recchia, M Gentile, S Molica, F Morabito
This phase II trial evaluates, for the first time, the safety and efficacy of bendamustine plus high-dose melphalan (HDM) as a conditioning regimen before the second autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM) patients. In total, 32 ASCT patients received HDM (200 mg/m(2)) as conditioning for the first ASCT. After 3-6 months from the first ASCT, responding patients underwent a second ASCT following bendamustine (200 mg/m(2)) and HDM (140 mg/m(2)). High-dose chemotherapy and ASCT were performed with complete neutrophil and platelet recovery in all patients...
September 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Yaping Zhang, Wei Xu, Hong Liu, Jianyong Li
Peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) is a rare and heterogeneous group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas with a very poor prognosis. The standard first-line treatments have resulted in unsatisfactory patient outcomes. With the exception of low-risk anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), the majority of patients relapse rapidly; the current 5-year overall survival rates are only 10-30%. Novel targeted therapies and combination chemotherapies are required for the treatment of patients with PTCL...
April 12, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Lukáš Smolej
Despite impressive therapeutic progress represented by the advent of chemoimmunotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains incurable by conventional modalities. Refractory CLL defined by non-response to treatment or relapse/progression within 6 months is associated with multiple unfavourable prognostic factors such as p53 pathway disruption, deteriorating patient condition, increased risk of severe infections, and poor response to treatment, resulting in a very short overall survival. Therefore, refractory CLL represents a highly challenging situation for the hematologist as well as the patient...
April 8, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
Jessica Stokes, Emely A Hoffman, Yi Zeng, Nicolas Larmonier, Emmanuel Katsanis
Advances in haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (h-BMT) have drastically broadened the treatment options for patients requiring BMT. The possibility of significantly reducing the complications resulting from graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) with the administration of post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT-CY) has substantially improved the efficacy and applicability of T cell-replete h-BMT. However, higher frequency of disease recurrence remains a major challenge in h-BMT with PT-CY. There is a critical need to identify novel strategies to prevent GvHD while sparing the graft-versus-leukaemia (GvL) effect in h-BMT...
July 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Zdeněk Adam, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Sabina Ševčíková, Eva Pourová, Eva Ševčíková, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
Waldenström macroglobulinemia is defined by the presence of monoclonal immunoglobulin IgM type (M-IgM) and evidence of lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration. The disease has an indolent course, the treatment is only initiated when the disease has begun to damage its carrier. The following symptoms are regarded as proven indications for initiating therapy: B symptoms, symptomatic lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, anemia with hemoglobin below 100 g / l or thrombocytopenia < 100 × 10(9)/l, caused by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration...
January 2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Ferenc Magyari, Sándor Barna, Kata Husi, Zsófia Simon, Zsófia Miltényi, László Váróczy, Miklós Udvardy, Árpád Illés
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is a well-curable disease. The treatment usually includes combined multiagent conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. One-fifth of the patients need repeated treatments because of relapse or primary progressive disease. Those HL patients, who cannot be cured at least with salvage therapy (including autologous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT)), have really unfavourable prognosis. INTERVENTION: For this heavily pretreated subset of HL patients, novel but less toxic treatment strategies should be considered...
August 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Chan Yoon Cheah, John F Seymour, Michael L Wang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an uncommon subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma previously considered to have a poor prognosis. Large gains were made in the first decade of the new century when clinical trials established the importance of high-dose therapy and autologous stem-cell rescue and high-dose cytarabine in younger patients and the benefits of maintenance rituximab and bendamustine in older patients. In particular, greater depth of understanding of the molecular pathophysiology of MCL has resulted in an explosion of specifically targeted new efficacious agents...
April 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Philippe Armand, Robert Redd, Jad Bsat, Sangeetha Mayuram, Angela Giardino, David C Fisher, Ann S LaCasce, Caron Jacobson, Matthew S Davids, Jennifer R Brown, Li Weng, Jennifer Wilkins, Malek Faham, Arnold S Freedman, Robin Joyce, Eric D Jacobsen
Chemoimmunotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is a standard therapy for transplant-eligible patients with newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The achievement of complete remission (CR) and minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity are associated with better outcomes. We tested an induction regimen of rituximab/bendamustine followed by rituximab/high-dose cytarabine (RB/RC). This phase 2 study (NCT01661881) enrolled 23 transplant-eligible patients aged 42-69, of whom 70% were MCL international prognostic index low-risk...
April 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Annalisa Arcari, Annalisa Chiappella, Michele Spina, Luca Zanlari, Patrizia Bernuzzi, Vanessa Valenti, Monica Tani, Roberto Marasca, Maria Giuseppina Cabras, Renato Zambello, Alberto Santagostino, Fiorella Ilariucci, Giuseppe Carli, Pellegrino Musto, Paolo Savini, Dario Marino, Francesco Ghio, Massimo Gentile, Maria Christina Cox, Daniele Vallisa
Relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not suitable for high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has a dismal prognosis and no standard therapy. We designed an Italian multicenter retrospective study aimed at evaluating the safety and efficacy of rituximab plus bendamustine (R-B) as salvage treatment in patients not eligible for ASCT because of age and/or comorbidity or in patients with post-ASCT recurrence. Fifty-five patients with a median age of 76 years were included...
August 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Asher Chanan-Khan, Paula Cramer, Fatih Demirkan, Graeme Fraser, Rodrigo Santucci Silva, Sebastian Grosicki, Aleksander Pristupa, Ann Janssens, Jiri Mayer, Nancy L Bartlett, Marie-Sarah Dilhuydy, Halyna Pylypenko, Javier Loscertales, Abraham Avigdor, Simon Rule, Diego Villa, Olga Samoilova, Panagiots Panagiotidis, Andre Goy, Anthony Mato, Miguel A Pavlovsky, Claes Karlsson, Michelle Mahler, Mariya Salman, Steven Sun, Charles Phelps, Sriram Balasubramanian, Angela Howes, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma relapse after initial therapy. Bendamustine plus rituximab is often used in the relapsed or refractory setting. We assessed the efficacy and safety of adding ibrutinib, an oral covalent inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), to bendamustine plus rituximab in patients with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma. METHODS: The HELIOS trial was an international, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study in adult patients (≥18 years of age) who had active chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma with measurable lymph node disease (>1·5 cm) by CT scan, and had relapsed or refractory disease following one or more previous lines of systemic therapy consisting of at least two cycles of a chemotherapy-containing regimen, an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1, and adequate bone marrow, liver, and kidney function...
February 2016: Lancet Oncology
Lev Shvidel, Alain Berrebi
Significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients during the last two decades. In this review we present a personal case study for discussion on contemporary management in CLL. Presently immunochemotherapy using fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR) is the standard upfront regimen for physically fit patients requiring treatment. Patients older than 65 years can be treated with modified doses of FCR, bendamustine, or chlorambucil combined with anti-CD20 antibody...
March 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
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