Treatment of high-risk peripheral T-cell lymphomas other than anaplastic large-cell lymphoma with a dose-intensified CHOP regimen followed by high-dose chemotherapy. A single institution study
Yamazaki, T.; Sawada, U.; Kura, Y.; Ito, T.; Takeuchi, J.; Hatta, Y.; Aikawa, S.; Takei, K.; Ishizuka, H.; Saiki, M.; Uenogawa, K.
Acta Haematologica 116(2): 90-95
We investigated the efficacy of a dose-intensified double-CHOP regimen followed by high-dose chemotherapy with or without peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) in 11 patients with four types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). Three of the 4 patients with unspecified PTCL (PTCLu) achieved complete response (CR); 1 patient relapsed and 1 died of secondary leukemia after consolidation therapy. All angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AILT) and subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) patients achieved CR; 5 of 6 have remained disease free for more than 3 years. The patient with hepatosplenic lymphoma did not achieve CR even after PBSCT and underwent allogenic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT). Thus, our regimen appears to be effective for high-risk AILT and SPTCL. However, allo-BMT should be considered for high-risk of PTCLu and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma.