Blood or marrow transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma

Yvette L. Kasamon

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mantle cell lymphoma is a generally incurable disease for which blood or marrow transplantation is frequently considered. This review assesses the more recent literature on high-dose therapeutic approaches for mantle cell lymphoma. RECENT FINDINGS: The benefit of transplantation is most apparent in first remission. Autologous transplantation can prolong event-free and possibly overall survival, although no plateau has been demonstrated in the survival curve. A randomized controlled trial demonstrated a significant event-free survival advantage to upfront autologous transplantation compared with interferon maintenance. The relative merit of autologous versus allogeneic transplantation remains to be better defined. SUMMARY: The role of transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma is controversial, as the impact on overall survival is unclear. Transplantation should be considered early in the disease course. Elimination of minimal residual disease through in-vivo purging of stem cells may translate into more durable remissions. Nonmyeloablative allogeneic transplantation and high-dose radioimmunotherapy are topics of ongoing investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-135
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Allogeneic transplantation
  • Autologous transplantation
  • Mantle cell lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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