Myeloablative therapy with autologous stem cell rescue for patients with Ewing sarcoma

S. L. Gardner, J. Carreras, C. Boudreau, B. M. Camitta, R. H. Adams, A. R. Chen, S. M. Davies, J. R. Edwards, A. C. Grovas, G. A. Hale, H. M. Lazarus, M. Arora, P. J. Stiff, M. Eapen

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The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with PFS in patients with Ewing sarcoma undergoing ASCT; 116 patients underwent ASCT in 1989-2000 and reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Eighty patients (69%) received ASCT as first-line therapy and 36 (31%), for recurrent disease. Risk factors affecting ASCT were analyzed with use of the Cox regression method. Metastatic disease at diagnosis, recurrence prior to ASCT and performance score <90 were associated with higher rates of disease recurrence/progression. Five-year probabilities of PFS in patients with localized and metastatic disease at diagnosis who received ASCT as first-line therapy were 49% (95% CI 30-69) and 34% (95% CI 22-47) respectively. The 5-year probability of PFS in patients with localized disease at diagnosis, and received ASCT after recurrence was 14% (95% CI 3-30). PFS rates after ASCT are comparable to published rates in patients with similar disease characteristics treated with conventional chemotherapy, surgery and irradiation suggesting a limited role for ASCT in these patients. Therefore, ASCT if considered should be for high-risk patients in the setting of carefully controlled clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-872
Number of pages6
JournalBone marrow transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation


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