A simple prognostic system in patients with myelofibrosis undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation: a CIBMTR/EBMT analysis

Roni Tamari, Donal P. McLornan, Kwang Woo Ahn, Noel Estrada-Merly, Juan Carlos Hernández-Boluda, Sergio Giralt, Jeanne Palmer, Robert Peter Gale, Zachariah DeFilipp, David I. Marks, Marjolein van der Poel, Leo F. Verdonck, Minoo Battiwalla, Miguel Angel Diaz, Vikas Gupta, Haris Ali, Mark Robert Litzow, Hillard M. Lazarus, Usama Gergis, Asad BasheyJane Liesveld, Shahrukh Hashmi, Jeffrey J. Pu, Amer Beitinjaneh, Christopher Bredeson, David Rizzieri, Bipin N. Savani, Muhammad Bilal Abid, Siddhartha Ganguly, Vaibhav Agrawal, Vera Ulrike Bacher, Baldeep Wirk, Tania Jain, Corey Cutler, Mahmoud Aljurf, Tamila Kindwall-Keller, Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, Gerhard C. Hildebrandt, Attaphol Pawarode, Melhem M. Solh, Jean A. Yared, Michael R. Grunwald, Sunita Nathan, Taiga Nishihori, Sachiko Seo, Bart L. Scott, Ryotaro Nakamura, Betul Oran, Tomasz Czerw, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Wael Saber

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To develop a prognostic model for patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) for myelofibrosis (MF), we examined the data of 623 patients undergoing allo-HCT between 2000 and 2016 in the United States (the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research [CIBMTR] cohort). A Cox multivariable model was used to identify factors prognostic of mortality. A weighted score using these factors was assigned to patients who received transplantation in Europe (the European Bone Marrow Transplant [EBMT] cohort; n = 623). Patient age >50 years (hazard ratio [HR], 1.39; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.98-1.96), and HLA-matched unrelated donor (HR, 1.29; 95% CI, 0.98-1.7) were associated with an increased hazard of death and were assigned 1 point. Hemoglobin levels <100 g/L at time of transplantation (HR, 1.63; 95% CI, 1.2-2.19) and a mismatched unrelated donor (HR, 1.78; 95% CI, 1.25-2.52) were assigned 2 points. The 3-year overall survival (OS) in patients with a low (1-2 points), intermediate (3-4 points), and high score (5 points) were 69% (95% CI, 61-76), 51% (95% CI, 46-56.4), and 34% (95% CI, 21-49), respectively (P < .001). Increasing score was predictive of increased transplant-related mortality (TRM; P = .0017) but not of relapse (P = .12). The derived score was predictive of OS (P < .001) and TRM (P = .002) but not of relapse (P = .17) in the EBMT cohort as well. The proposed system was prognostic of survival in 2 large cohorts, CIBMTR and EBMT, and can easily be applied by clinicians consulting patients with MF about the transplantation outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3993-4002
Number of pages10
JournalBlood Advances
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 8 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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