IGEV regimen and a fixed dose of lenograstim: An effective mobilization regimen in pretreated Hodgkin's lymphoma patients

M. Magagnoli, M. Spina, M. Balzarotti, I. Timofeeva, L. Isa, M. Michieli, R. Capizzuto, E. Morenghi, L. Castagna, U. Tirelli, A. Santoro

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Abstract

We explored the efficacy of the IGEV regimen (ifosfamide, gemcitabine, vinorelbine and prednisone) combined with a fixed dose of lenograstim (263μg/day) to mobilize peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in 90 Hodgkin's lymphoma patients. The median total CD34+ cells/μl peak, colony-forming units granulocyte-macrophage and white blood cells for all individual collection sets were 85/μl, 12 × 10 4/ kg and 20 700/μl, respectively. An adequate number of CD34+ cells (more than 3 × 10 6 or 6 × 10 6 CD34+ cells/kg depending on whether single or tandem high-dose chemotherapy was used) were collected in 89 out of 90 (98.7%) mobilized patients, whereas the only failure reached 2.3 × 10 6 CD34+ cells/ kg. The median CD34+ cell collections were 11 × 10 6/kg (range 2.3-39 × 10 6/kg) and 10 × 10 6/ kg (range 6-22.0 × 10 6/kg) with a median of 1 and 2 leukaphereses for patients eligible for single high-dose treatment and for candidates for tandem transplant, respectively. Target yields were reached in 71.43 and 49.09% and additionally in 17.14 and 43.64% of cases after the first and second apheresis procedures, respectively. Hematological and non-hematological side effects were acceptable, and no toxic deaths occurred. Thirty-four patients received a single and 47 received tandem transplantation with rapid engraftment. These results confirm that the IGEV regimen with lenograstim support can be used successfully and safely to mobilize PBSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1025
Number of pages7
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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