Factors that predict successful remobilization after autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant (aHCT) for multiple myeloma.

Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders
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General Poster Session, Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders
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J Clin Oncol 31, 2013 (suppl; abstr 8610)


Xenofon Dimitrios Papanikolaou, Eric Rosenbaum, Lisa Tyler, Bart Barlogie, Michele Cottler-Fox; Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Little Rock, AR; Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

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Background: aHCT is a proven therapeutic modality in treating relapsed multiple myeloma (MM). However, previously transplanted patients may have no hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) left in storage. Methods: Collection of HPC after aHCT was studied in 221 MM patients who underwent 333 mobilization attempts between 10/2000 and 06/2012. Results: The median number of CD34+ collected was 4.7 ×106/kg, with 74% of collections yielding at least 2.5×106/kg. Mobilization with chemotherapy and G-CSF was most efficient, yielding a median of 6.84×106/kg (p<0.001). Growth factor-only mobilization was least effective, with a median of 3.01×106/kg (p<0.001). The addition of plerixafor yielded a significant increase if there was a previous “poor” (<2.5×106/kg) collection (1.83 vs. 3.43×106/kg, p<0.001). In univariate statistical analysis female sex (p=0.048), platelets (PLT) ≤100×106/L (p<0.001), hemoglobin ≤11g/dL (p=0.032), and albumin ≤3.5 g/dL (p=0.003) prior to mobilization correlated with a “poor” collection. In multivariate analysis only PLT ≤100×106/L was significant (p<0.001). Of the 221 patients collected, 154 underwent subsequent aHCT. Infusion of HPC procured after previous aHCT did not yield a difference in treatment-related mortality (p=0.766). Use of only cells collected after aHCT was related to a delayed platelet engraftment ≥50×106/L (p<0.001). Conclusions: Remobilization and collection of an adequate number of HPC after previous aHCT is feasible. PLT ≤100×106/L suggest the need for plerixafor for a successful collection. Infusion of the graft procured is safe and effective, but use of only cells collected after aHCT is associated with delayed platelet engraftment >50×106/L.