Outcomes of patients with aggressive B-Cell lymphoma after failure of anti-CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy: A DESCAR-T analysis.

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septembre 2022




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Di Blasi R, Le Gouill S, Bachy E, Cartron G, Beauvais D, Le Bras F, Gros FX, Choquet S, Bories P, Feugier P, Casasnovas O, Bay JO, Mohty M, Joris M, Gastinne T, Sesques P, Tudesq JJ, Vercellino L, Morschhauser F, Gat E, Broussais F, Houot R, Thieblemont C


Anti-CD19 CAR T-cells represent a major advance in the treatment of relapsed/refractory aggressive B-cell lymphomas. However, a significant number of patients experiences failure. Among 550 patients registered in the French registry DESCAR-T, 238 (43.3%) experienced progression/relapse, with a median follow-up of 7.9 months. At registration, 57.0% of patients presented an age adjusted International Prognostic Index of 2-3, 18.9% had ECOG performance status ≥2, 57.1% received >3 lines of treatment prior to receiving CAR T-cells, and 87.8% received bridging therapy. At infusion, 66% of patients presented progressive disease and 38.9% high lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). Failure after CAR T-cells occurred after a median of 2.7 months (range, 0.2-21.5). Fifty-four (22.7%) patients presented very early failure (day [D] 0-D30); 102 (42.9%) had early failure (D31-D90), and 82 (34.5%) had late (>D90) failure. After failure, 154 (64%) patients received salvage treatment: 38.3% had lenalidomide, 7.1% bispecific antibodies, 21.4% targeted treatment, 11% radiotherapy, and 20% immuno-chemotherapy with various regimens. Median progression-free survival was 2.8 months, and median overall survival (OS) was 5.2 months. Median OS for patients failing during D0-D30 versus after D30 was 1.7 vs 3.0 months respectively (p=0.0001). Overall, 47.9% of patients were alive at 6 months, but only 18.9% were alive after very early failure. In multivariate analysis, predictors of OS were high LDH at infusion, time to CAR-T failure


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