Oncology Central

The evolving field of post-transplant therapy in multiple myeloma

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Multiple myeloma is characterized by monoclonal protein production, immune dysregulation, renal dysfunction and lytic bone disease. The backbone of therapy for patients eligible for high-dose therapy has been induction therapy followed by consolidation with autologous stem cell transplant. The introduction of immunomodulatory drugs and proteasome inhibitors has led to a dramatic improvement in responses to induction therapy, translating to improved survival following transplant.

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