Given the poor prognosis of patients with advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and the high transplant-related mortality associated with conventional allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, we performed nonmyeloablative transplantation of allogeneic stem cells (ASCT) from HLA-identical siblings in three patients with this disease. All patients achieved full donor engraftment, clearance of clonal T cells leading to durable complete remissions but experienced high incidence of infections, which proved fatal in one case. These results suggest that nonmyeloablative ASCT is a novel and potentially curative therapy for patients with advanced T-cell lymphomas who have a histocompatible sibling.
- Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
- Mycosis fungoides
- Nonmyeloablative regimen
ASJC Scopus subject areas