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Stringent Complete Response in Multiple Myeloma Associated With Best Survival Outcomes

Patients able to achieve stringent complete response after undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma achieved improved long-term outcomes, including overall survival and time to progression, compared with patients who achieved lesser levels of response.

Multiple Myeloma

The FDA has approved panobinostat (Farydak), in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, for treating patients with multiple myeloma.

The FDA has expanded the use of oral lenalidomide in multiple myeloma to include its use in combination with dexamethasone for newly diagnosed patients.

A scoring system that measured frailty in elderly patients with multiple myeloma was able to accurately predict mortality and risk of toxicity.

The International Myeloma Working Group recently published a series of consensus statements discussing the use of MRI in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

A new trial reported improved overall survival in myeloma patients who received a higher bortezomib dose as part of a bortezomib/melphalan/prednisone regimen.

Cigarette smoking is not a risk factor for multiple myeloma, according to the results of a pooled analysis of nine case-control studies.

The addition of daratumumab to traditional therapies used in the treatment of multiple myeloma was well tolerated and associated with high rates of responses.

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