Successful adoptive immunotherapy for relapse of AML 9 years after T-cell-depleted BMT

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Abstract

Summary

Relapse is one of the main problems which can occur following allogeneic transplantation for haematological malignancies. In this situation the enhancement of the graft-versus-leukaemia effect by transfusion of donor buffy coats with or without cytokines may lead to complete remission especially in myeloid leukaemias. FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) is a sensitive method to monitor chimaerism in gender-different transplantation.

We report a case of successful buffy coat transfer therapy > 9 years after bone marrow transplantation.This is the longest interval reported, to our knowledge, between transplantation to relapse, which was treated by adoptive immunotherapy. Complete donor chimaerism was confirmed by FISH.

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