Cisplatin-containing salvage regimens followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation are the current standard of care for relapsed or refractory (R/R) lymphomas. We retrospectively analyzed efficacy and stem cell mobilizing activity of oxaliplatin, cytarabine, dexamethasone and rituximab (R-DHAOx) in 53 R/R diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL) treated in our center (median lines 2, range 2-5; median age 59, range 22–79). Hematological toxicity was manageable and no patients experienced renal impairment. After 2 courses the overall response rate was 60% (CR 49%, PR 11%). Median overall survival (OS) was 30.53 months (95% CI 11.5–49.55), 3-year OS 40.5%. Twenty-two eligible patients collected HSC and transplantation was performed in 21/22 patients (95%), after a median of 52 days from last cycle. Our results suggest that in DLBCL R-DHAOx has an excellent stem cell mobilizing capability, response rate comparable to cisplatin-containing regimens and good toxicity profile.
- refractory/relapsed diffuse large B cell lymphoma
- stem cell mobilization
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- Cancer Research