Outcomes and costs of autologous stem cell mobilization with chemotherapy plus G-CSF vs G-CSF alone.
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Chemotherapy plus G-CSF (C+G) and G-CSF alone are two of the most common methods used to mobilize CD34(+) cells for autologous hematopoietic SCT (AHSCT). In order to compare and determine the real-world outcomes and costs of these strategies, we performed a retrospective study of 226 consecutive patients at 11 medical centers (64 lymphoma, 162 multiple myeloma), of whom 55% of lymphoma patients and 66% of myeloma patients received C+G. Patients with C+G yielded more CD34(+) cells/day than those with G-CSF alone (lymphoma: average 5.51 × 10(6) cells/kg on day 1 vs 2.92 × 10(6) cells/kg, P=0.0231; myeloma: 4.16 × 10(6) vs 3.69 × 10(6) cells/kg, P<0.00001) and required fewer days of apheresis (lymphoma: average 2.11 vs 2.96 days, P=0.012; myeloma: 2.02 vs 2.83 days, P=0.0015), although nearly all patients ultimately reached the goal of 2 × 10(6) cells/kg. With the exception of higher rates of febrile neutropenia in myeloma patients with C+G (17% vs 2%, P<0.05), toxicities and other outcomes were similar. Mobilization with C+G cost significantly more (lymphoma: median $10,300 vs $7300, P<0.0001; myeloma: $8800 vs $5600, P<0.0001), although re-mobilization adds $6700 for drugs alone. Our results suggest that although both C+G and G-CSF alone are effective mobilization strategies, C+G may be more cost-effective for patients at high risk of insufficient mobilization.
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1038/bmt.2013.80
Publication InfoBernard, LM; Brown, S; Carrum, G; Chao, Nelson J; Grima, DT; Holmberg, L; ... Tricot, GJ (2013). Outcomes and costs of autologous stem cell mobilization with chemotherapy plus G-CSF vs G-CSF alone. Bone Marrow Transplant, 48(11). pp. 1444-1449. 10.1038/bmt.2013.80. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/16169.
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Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Cancer Distinguished Research Professor
My research interests are in two broad areas, clinical hematopoietic stem cell and cord blood transplantation and in the laboratory studies related to graft vs. host disease and immune reconstitution. On the clinical side we are currently conducting approximately 50 different clinical protocols ranging from preparatory regimens, supportive care studies and disease specific protocols. Most of these clinical studies are centered around studies of the sources of stem cells and the methods to
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Allogeneic stem cell transplantation using umbilical cord blood grafts; Allogenic stem cell transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease; Prevention of acute graft versus host disease through donor stem cell graft manipulation; Improving immune recovery following alternative donor stem cell transplantation using donor graft manipulation or third party thymus transplantation.
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