Blood 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.
AO SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, Italy.
Minimal residual disease (MRD) analysis is a known predictive tool in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). We describe MRD results from the Fondazione Italiana Linfomi phase III MCL0208 prospective clinical trial assessing lenalidomide maintenance vs observation after autologous transplantation (ASCT), in the first prospective comprehensive analysis of different techniques, molecular markers, and tissues (peripheral blood, PB, and bone marrow, BM), taken at well-defined timepoints. Among the 300 patients enrolled, a molecular marker was identified in 250 (83%), allowing us to analyze 234 patients and 4351 analytical findings from 10 timepoints. Read More