Outcomes of a second non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation following graft rejection.


Journal Article

Following initial graft rejection, a second attempt at allogeneic immunotherapy is often contemplated, but data on the success is limited. We therefore report on 11 patients with hematologic malignancies, renal cell cancer or marrow failure who underwent a second reduced-intensity regimen for primary or secondary graft failure. Nine of the 11 patients initially engrafted with the second attempt including two of four who used the same donor. One of the patients engrafted after the third attempt using a different donor and conditioning regimen. There were two treatment-related deaths. Four patients died from progressive disease 1-9 months after the second transplant. Two patients are still in recovery phase less than 1 year from the second transplant. Long-term remission is possible and three patients are alive in complete remission.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Byrne, BJ; Horwitz, M; Long, GD; Gasparetto, C; Sullivan, KM; Chute, J; Chao, NJ; Rizzieri, DA

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 17982503

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17982503

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0268-3369

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/sj.bmt.1705882


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England