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4670 Comparison of the Impact of Pre-Transplant Co-Morbidity Scores on Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes

Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts
Session: 732. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Results: Poster III
Hematology Disease Topics & Pathways:
Clinically relevant
Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hall GH (San Diego Convention Center)

Mohammed A. Marei1*, Eshetu G Atenafu, MSc, P.Stat2*, Arjun Law, MD, DM3*, Wilson Lam, MD3, Rajat Kumar, MD3*, Santhosh Thyagu, MD, DM3, Auro Viswabandya, MD, DM3*, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, MD3, Jeff H. Lipton, MD, PhD4, Hans A. Messner, MD, PhD3* and Fotios V. Michelis, MD, PhD3*

1Messner Allogeneic Transplant Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2Biostatistics Department, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
3Messner Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
4Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada


Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is potentially curative for the treatment of various hematological diseases, in part due to the effect of conditioning chemotherapy, and in part due to graft-versus-malignancy effect. However, alloHCT is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Multiple co-morbidity indices have been published in the literature for the purpose of pre-transplant risk assessment. The purpose of the presented study is to assess a number of these pre-transplant scores on a single-center transplant population and to determine the score with improved risk stratification ability using concordance statistics.


We investigated the impact of the prospectively collected Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) on post-transplant outcomes for 243 recipients of allo-HCT performed between August 2014 and October 2016 at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center (Toronto, Canada), and compared this score to other pre-transplant scores including the age-adjusted HCT-CI, PAM score (Pre-transplant Assessment of Mortality Score) and the Disease Risk Index (DRI). Partitioning of the HCT-CI, HCT-CI/age and PAM scores into three groups was performed based on maximum significant differences on univariate analysis for overall survival (OS). Concordance statistics were used to compare the stratification power of the scores. Statistical analyses were performed using SAS version 9.4 (SAS Institute, Inc, Cary, NC).


The median age at transplant is 56 years, patients were transplanted for AML (53%), ALL (7.5%), MDS (13.5%), MPN (14%), NHL/CLL (8.5%) and (3.5%) AA. Donors were matched related in 37%, unrelated in 59% and haploidentical in 3% of the patients. Reduced intensity conditioning chemotherapy was used in 132 patients (54%), 153 patients (63%) received in-vivo T-cell depletion by using Campath or ATG, both donor and recipient were CMV negative in 48 (20%) of the patients. DRI was high in 67 (29%), intermediate in 145 (62%) and low in 22 (9%) of patients. HCT-CI was 0 in 90 (37%), 1 in 49(21%) and ≥2 in 103 (43%) of patients. HCT-CI/age was 0 in 22 (10%), 1 in 72 (30%) and ≥2 in 148 (62%). PAM score was 1-17 in 157(68%), 18-24 in 70 (30%) and 25-27 in 7 (3%) of patients.

Median follow up of survivors was 28 months (range 17-44 months). OS of the entire cohort was 51% and 43% at 2 and 5 years post-transplant respectively. Cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) was 19% at 2 years. For OS, as grouped above, the DRI did not demonstrate a significant difference between groups (p=0.77). For HCT-CI, p=0.034 (Figure 1), for HCT-CI/age p=0.02 and for the PAM score p=0.38.

For OS, for the DRI, the C-statistic was 0.51 (se=0.03, 95%CI 0.45-0.57). For the PAM score, C-statistic was 0.51 (se=0.02,95%CI 0.45-0.56). For the HCT-CI age, C-statistic was 0.56 (se=0.024, 95%CI 0.51-0.61). For the HCT-CI, C-statistic was 0.56 (se 0.02, 95% CI 0.50-0.61).

For CIR, the PAM score demonstrated a superior C-statistic of 0.56 (se=0.06, 95%CI 0.44-0.67) compared to the other scores. For NRM, the HCT-CI score (Figure 2, p=0.039) is superior with C-statistic 0.56 (se=0.04, 95%CI=0.49-0.63).

Conclusion: Based on the above described analysis, the original HCT-CI score as described by Sorror et aldemonstrates superior prognostic stratification ability for OS and NRM in our patient cohort compared to other scores. Further investigation for the development of an optimal risk scoring system for allogeneic HCT is required.

Disclosures: Kim: Paladin: Consultancy; Pfizer: Consultancy; Novartis: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; BMS: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding. Lipton: Novartis: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; Pfizer: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; BMS: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; Takeda: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding.

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