Unmanipulated haploidentical transplants compared with other alternative donors and matched sibling grafts.Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1573-9.BB
We studied 459 consecutive patients with hematologic malignancies, median age 44 years (range, 15 to 71 years), who underwent transplantation with grafts from identical sibling donors (SIB; n = 176), matched unrelated donors (MUD; n = 43), mismatched unrelated donors (mmUD; n = 43), unrelated cord blood (UCB; n = 105) or HLA-haploidentical family donors (HAPLO; n = 92). Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis consisted of cyclosporine and methotrexate in the SIB recipients; antithymocyte globulin for the MUD, mmUD, and UCB recipients; and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, and mycophenolate in the HAPLO recipients. Conditioning regimens were mostly myeloablative (69%). Advanced disease phase was more frequent, but not significantly so, in the HAPLO and mmUD groups (P = .08). Acute GVHD grade II-IV was significantly less frequent in the HAPLO, UCB, and MUD groups (14% to 21%) compared with the SIB (31%) and mmUD (42%) groups (P < .001), and there was a trend toward less moderate-severe chronic GVHD in the HAPLO and UCB groups (P = .053). The proportion of patients off cyclosporine at 1 year ranged from 55% for the SIB group to 81% for the HAPLO group (P < .001). Transplantation-related mortality at 2 years was lower in the HAPLO and SIB groups (18% to 24%) compared with the MUD, mmUD, and UCB groups (33% to 35%; P = .10). Relapse rate was comparable in the 5 groups (P = .80). The 4-year actuarial survival was 45% in the SIB group, 43% in the MUD group, 40% in the mmUD group, 34% in the UCB group, and 52% in the HAPLO group (P = .10). In multivariate analysis, advanced disease was a negative predictor of survival (hazard ratio [HR], 2.4; P < .0001), together with a diagnosis of acute leukemia (HR, 1.8; P = .0001); HAPLO grafts were comparable to SIB (P = .80), whereas UCB had inferior survival (P = .03). In conclusion, unmanipulated haploidentical family donor transplants are an additional option for patients lacking a matched sibling donor.