Discussion on the indication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation for advanced cutaneous T cell lymphomas

  • Silvana NovelliEmail author
  • Anna Monter
  • M. Pilar García-Muret
  • Rodrigo Martino
  • Javier Briones
  • Jorge Sierra
Review Article


Advanced cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) patients have a dismal prognosis, especially those relapsing or progressing after systemic therapy. No curative therapies are available, but some new agents have prolonged disease-free survival time with a good toxicity profile. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) offers the longest disease-free survival, potentially representing the best therapeutic option for eligible patients. In the present article, we discuss current evidence about allo-SCT for CTCL patients, timing, and new therapeutic options before allo-SCT, taking into account some considerations that may impact clinical outcome.


Cutaneous T cell lymphoma Mycosis fungoide Sézary syndrome Allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation 



This work was supported in part by Grant 2017 SGR 1395 from the Catalan Government, Grant from “Obra Social La Caixa” Barcelona Spain, and grant Tercel RD16/0011/0028 from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain.

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The authors report no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hematology DepartmentHospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, José Carreras Leukemia Research Institute and IIB Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Dermatology DepartmentHospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauBarcelonaSpain

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