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MM Rajkumar 2016

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612987/upfront-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-newly-diagnosed-elderly-multiple-myeloma-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Laurent Garderet, Eric Beohou, Denis Caillot, Anne Marie Stoppa, Cyrille Touzeau, Marie Lorraine Chretien, Lionel Karlin, Philippe Moreau, Jean Fontan, Didier Blaise, Emmanuelle Polge, Mor Seny Gueye, Souhila Ikhlef, Zora Marjanovic, Myriam Labopin, Mohamad Mohty
The feasibility and efficacy of high-dose melphalan followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in newly diagnosed elderly patients with multiple myeloma was analyzed prospectively. Fifty-six multiple myeloma patients, aged 65 years or over, from 6 French centers were studied. The induction therapy was bortezomib-based in combination with dexamethasone and either thalidomide, cyclophosphamide or lenalidomide, for 4-6 cycles. Peripheral blood stem cells were collected after high-dose cyclophosphamide plus G-CSF or G-CSF alone, with plerixafor if needed...
November 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26763514/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis-and-treatment
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S Vincent Rajkumar, Shaji Kumar
The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma has changed dramatically in the past decade. The disease definition has been updated to include highly specific biomarkers in addition to established markers of end-organ damage. The staging system has been revised to combine both measures of tumor burden and disease biology. Advances in therapy have resulted in a marked improvement in overall survival. New drugs introduced in the past few years include carfilzomib, pomalidomide, panobinostat, ixazomib, elotuzumab, and daratumumab...
January 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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