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Efficacy of bortezomib to intensify the conditioning regimen and the graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis for high-risk myeloma patients undergoing transplantation

Sep 24, 2019 | Magazine: Bone Marrow Transplantation

Caballero-Velázquez T (1), Calderón-Cabrera C (1), López-Corral L (2), Puig N (2), Marquez-Malaver F (1), Pérez-López E (2), García-Calderón C (1), Rosso-Fernández CM (1), Caballero Barrigón D (2), Martín J (1), Mateos MV (2), San Miguel J (3), Pérez-Simón JA (4); European Myeloma Network.

This multicenter phase I trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bortezomib (Bz) as part of both the conditioning regimen and the graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) prophylaxis. Patients received fludarabine, melphalan and Bz (days -9 and -2). GVHD prophylaxis consisted of Bz (days +1, +4, and +7), sirolimus (Siro) from day -5 and tacrolimus (Tk) from -3 (except the first five patients that did not receive Tk). Twenty-five patients with poor prognostic multiple myeloma were included. Eleven out of the 19 patients had high-risk features. Out of the 21 patients evaluable at day +100, 14 were in CR (67%) and 7 (33%) in PR. Cumulative incidence (CI) of nonrelapse mortality at 1 year was 24%. CI of grades 2-4 and 3-4 acute GvHD was 35% and 10%, respectively; CI of chronic GvHD was 35% and 55% at 1 and 2 years, respectively. Overall and event free survival at 2 years were 64% and 31%, respectively. Bz as part of the conditioning regimen and in the combination with Siro/tacrolimus for GvHD prophylaxis is safe and effective allowing an optimal disease control early after transplant and reducing the risk of GvHD.

CITATION  Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Sep 24. doi: 10.1038/s41409-019-0670-6