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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

Adding ixazomib to the combination of lenalidomide/dexamethasone resulted in a more than 35% improvement in the risk for disease progression or death in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

Patients with primary plasma cell leukemia experienced high rates of response and improved progression-free survival when treated with bortezomib, dexamethasone plus doxorubicin or cyclophosphamide followed by transplantation.

A first-in-man phase I study of CUDC-907, which targets both histone deacetylase and PI3K enzymes, has shown promise in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma or lymphoma.

The FDA has approved two indications of a new formulation of melphalan hydrochloride called Evomela for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Early relapse after stem cell transplant was linked with worse overall survival in multiple myeloma patients who received a novel agent prior to transplant.

Higher levels of the hormone adiponectin may protect against the development of multiple myeloma in overweight and obese individuals.

Baseline serum levels of the inhibiting inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) were predictive of prognosis in a group of patients with multiple myeloma.

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