Donor lymphocyte infusion for leukemia relapse after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Zeynep Arzu Yegin, Zübeyde Nur Ozkurt, Sahika Zeynep Aki, Gülsan Türköz Sucak
Transfusion and Apheresis Science 2010, 42 (3): 239-45
Leukemia relapse is a serious therapeutic challenge following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In this retrospective study, 23 patients [15 (65.2%) AML, 8 (34.8%) ALL] who received DLI+/-reinduction chemotherapy for post-transplant relapse were reviewed. The overall response rate of DLI was 66.7% for AML and 50% for ALL. A total of 15 patients (65.2%) developed acute graft versus host disease (GVHD). Response rates were higher in patients with GVHD (80% versus 25%; p=0.01; OR: 12.0). The probability of OS was better in patients who respond to DLI (p=0.04). Further strategies are required to improve the anti-tumor properties of alloreactive donor lymphocytes and to obtain durable responses with DLI in patients with relapsed acute leukemia after allogeneic HSCT.

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