Drug treatment rather than observation may delay disease progression and extend survival in persons with high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma, according to recent study results.
Dexamethasone is more effective for reducing cancer-related fatigue; patients show improvements in QoL and physical distress.
A new immunomodulatory drug under FDA review significantly increased survival in persons with multiple myeloma, including older patients.
Imaging studies and laboratory tests were negative, but lumbar puncture revealed the cause of this patient's unexplained neurologic symptoms.
Prognosis is not good, but many patients still seek treatment, equating prolonged neurologic function with better quality of life.
Combining lenalidomide with low-dose rather than high-dose dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma improves survival and lowers toxicity, according to the results of a controlled trial
Multiple myeloma patients experience high response rates when treated with a drug regimen consisting of 3 drugs, according to data presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans in December.
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