Modified SMILE (mSMILE) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for extranodal NK-T lymphoma nasal type in a single-center population

Paola Ghione, Shunan Qi, Brandon S. Imber, Venkatraman Seshan, Alison Moskowitz, Natasha Galasso, Matthew Lunning, David Straus, Craig Sauter, Parastoo Dahi, Ahmet Dogan, Joachim Yahalom, Steven Horwitz

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Abstract

A modification of the SMILE regimen with dexamethasone, methotrexate, ifosfamide, L-asparaginase, etoposide (mSMILE) followed by Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) at lower than usual dose, has been adopted as standard of care for extranodal NK-/T-cell lymphoma (ENKL) at our institution. mSMILE is a short course, intensive regimen incorporating pegylated asparaginase. Here, we describe clinical details, outcome and safety of patients receiving mSMILE. Among 28 patients with ENKL treated, response post-mSMILE was 93% (CR 68%), response post IMRT was 95% (CR 87.5%). Among early-stage patients/low PINK-E (n = 13), overall survival (OS) was 100% at the median follow-up of 31 months; progression-free survival (PFS) was 92%. Advanced-stage and intermediate/high PINK-E patients fared similarly (OS 43%, PFS 33.3% at the median follow-up). Thirty-two percent of the patients experienced G3-4 non-hematologic toxicity, all experienced hematologic toxicity. Most localized-stage patients achieved long-term disease control. Despite high response rates, most of the advanced stage patients relapsed quickly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3331-3341
Number of pages11
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume61
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lymphocytes
  • NK cell biology
  • NK-T cell lymphoma
  • asparaginase
  • mSMILE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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