627. Aggressive Lymphoma (Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas)—

Results from Retrospective/Observational Studies: Front-Line Treatment and Prognostication of Burkitt Lymphoma Plasmablastic Lymphoma and DLBCL  

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705 The Burkitt Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (BL-IPI)  according to ASH clinically relevant abstract

Adam J Olszewski, Lasse H. Jakobsen, Graham P. Collins, et al.

Authors Conclusion from the Abstract: BL-IPI is a novel prognostic index specific to BL, which was validated to allow for simplified stratification and comparison of risk distribution in geographically diverse cohorts. The index identified a low-risk group with PFS >90-95%, which could be targeted with future strategies for treatment de-escalation. Conversely, only about 55-60% of pts in the high-risk group achieved cure with currently available immunochemotherapy.

Juan Pablo Alderuccio, Adam J Olszewski, Andrew M. Evens, et al.

Authors Conclusion from the Abstract: These data represent the largest analysis of HIV-BL to date. There were favorable tolerance and outcomes with intensive R-containing regimens with Magrath being associated with lower TRM and the highest PFS. In addition, prognostic factors for pt outcomes were associated with lymphoma characteristics rather than with HIV-related features. Pts with baseline CNSinv represent a high-risk group with unmet therapeutic needs.

Pietro R Di Ciaccio, Mark N. Polizzotto, Kate Cwynarski, et al.

Authors Conclusion from the Abstract: We report a multinational retrospective cohort of patients diagnosed with PBL and to our knowledge the largest single series of PBL to date. OS was longer than previously published data, particularly in patients with early-stage disease. However, patients with stage IV disease and baseline bone marrow involvement had inferior OS. HIV infection did not affect outcome. These findings suggest that baseline bone marrow biopsy and PET staging are useful prognostic tools. There is also an ongoing need for the evaluation of the predictive value of PET imaging and novel agents in PBL, especially in higher-risk disease.

Sumit Gupta, Nancy Baxter, Rinku Sutradhar, et al.

Authors Conclusion from the Abstract: In this population-based cohort, AYA with B-NHL treated at pediatric centers experienced substantially superior EFS and OS compared to those treated at adult centers, even accounting for disease characteristics. In subgroup analyses, this difference retained statistical significance among patients with DLBCL but not among patients with BL, though the latter analyses were limited by small sample sizes. Future analyses will analyze whether patterns of treatment failure and late effects vary by locus of care. Further confirmatory studies are warranted, as are studies to determine the relative contribution of pediatric protocols versus other components of care. Our results nonetheless suggest that similar to AYA with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, AYA with B-NHL may benefit from being treated in pediatric centers with pediatric protocols.