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How effective and safe is pomalidomide in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of pomalidomide (Pomalyst) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) multiple myeloma (RRMM) in a real-life setting. The authors concluded that this treatment is safe and effective in these patients.  Some background Multiple myeloma...

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Stem cell transplantation and lenalidomide improves survival of patients with multiple myeloma

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDT-ASCT) and maintenance treatment (treatment meant to keep cancer from coming back) with lenalidomide (Revlimid) for patients with multiple myeloma. The authors concluded that this therapy is safe...

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How does elotuzumab affect pain and quality of life in non-responsive multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of adding elotuzumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone to treat un-responsive multiple myeloma. The main finding was that patients treated with elotuzumab responded better to lenalidomide and dexamethasone. Some background Many patients respond well to treatment for multiple myeloma (MM). However some...

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Risk of adverse events in new versus conventional treatment for multiple myeloma

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the risk of adverse events in patients who receive treatment for multiple myeloma. The use of new drugs increased the risk of low blood count, peripheral neuropathy and blood clots. Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (type of white blood cell). Multiple myeloma can be treated with drugs...

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