Results of unrelated cord blood transplant in fanconi anemia patients: risk factor analysis for engraftment and survival.

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We retrospectively analyzed results of unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) in 93 Fanconi anemia (FA) patients. Median age at transplantation was 8.6 years (1-45). The units transplanted were HLA-A, -B, or -DRB1 identical in 12 cases, 1 HLA mismatch in 35 cases, and 2 or 3 HLA differences in 45 cases. The median number of nucleated cells (NC) and CD34+ cells infused of recipient weight was 4.9x10(7)/kg and 1.9x10(5)/kg, respectively. Participating centers selected the preparative regimen of their choice, in 57 patients (61%), it included Fludarabine. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis consisted mostly of cyclosporine with prednisone. Cumulative incidence (CI) of neutrophil recovery was 60+/-5% at day +60. In multivariate analysis, Fludarabine containing regimen and NC infused>or=4.9x10(7)/kg were associated with higher probability of recovery. CI of grade II-IV acute and of chronic GVHD (aGVHD, cGVHD) was 32%+/-5% and 16%+/-4%, respectively. Overall survival (OS) was 40%+/-5%. In multivariate analysis, factors associated with favorable outcome were use of Fludarabine in the conditioning regimen, number of NC infused>or=4.9x10(7)/kg, and negative cytomegalovirus (CMV) serology in the recipient. In conclusion, factors easily modifiable such as donor selection and a Fludarabine-containing regimen can considerably improve survival in FA patients given a UCBT. These data are the basis for designing prospective protocols.

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Cited Authors

  • Gluckman, E; Rocha, V; Ionescu, I; Bierings, M; Harris, RE; Wagner, J; Kurtzberg, J; Champagne, MA; Bonfim, C; Bittencourt, M; Darbyshire, P; Fernandez, M-N; Locatelli, F; Pasquini, R; Eurocord-Netcord and EBMT,

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1073 - 1082

PubMed ID

  • 17697970

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1083-8791

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bbmt.2007.05.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States