We hypothesized that in patients with early post allogeneic transplantation toxicities, the omission of the 3rd dose of methotrexate with concomitant starting of MMF would favorably affect complications. We found a higher incidence of grade 2-4 acute GVHD in patients given two doses methotrexate and MMF (n=31) compared to those given three courses of methotrexate (n=70) (p=004), while grade 3-4 was similar. Other transplantation outcomes, including overall regimen-related-toxicity, were comparable. We conclude that tailoring the GVHD prophylaxis regimen may decrease the early post transplantation complications, however this come at the extent of a higher incidence of non-severe acute GVHD.
- Hematopoietic cell transplantation
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- Cancer Research