Primary central nervous system lymphoma in daily practice and the role of autologous stem cell transplantation in relapsed disease: A retrospective multicenter study

ERKURT M. A. , Berber I., Tekgunduz E., Dogu M. H. , Korkmaz S., Demir C., ...More

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.54, no.1, pp.80-84, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2016.01.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-84
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


We investigated the course of 54 patients presenting with primary central nervous system lymphoma, who were treated in daily practice. The patients were treated with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy and/or intrathecal chemotherapy. At a median follow-up period of 23 months (range 1-71), median relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were not reached. Estimated 2-year RFS and OS rates were 42% and 48%, respectively. Ten relapsed PCNSL patients underwent ASCT. Complete remission rate of these patients was 40%, with 20% treatment-related mortality. Estimated 2-year RFS and OS rates were 37% and 40%, respectively. The prognosis of patients with PCNSL, who received off-study treatment, is still dismal. (c) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.