Increasing risk of relapse after allogeneic stem cell transplant for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in ≥ 2nd complete remission induced by highly intensive chemotherapy

Andrea Mengarelli, Anna Paola Iori, Raffaella Cerretti, Lorenza Cerilli, Atelda Romano, William Arcese

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From this retrospective single center analysis adults with acute lymphobalstic leukemia transplanted in ≥2nd CR from an HLA-identical sibling later than 1993 had a worse outcome. As the transplanted-related mortality improved by time, this result was essentially due to the increased relapse rate. The intensity of the pre-transplant salvage chemotherapy was identified as the main factor influencing the post-transplant relapse-risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
  • Leukemia relapse
  • Multi-drug resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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