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Bortezomib in combination with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (CyBorD, is a well-established frontline chemotherapy regimen for patients with multiple myeloma, but prospective data on elderly non-transplant eligible patients is limited. A total of 155 patients aged 70 years or older with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who received at least one cycle of CyBorD chemotherapy in three...
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Phase 3 study of subcutaneous bortezomib, thalidomide, and prednisolone consolidation after subcutaneous bortezomib-based induction and autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma: the VCAT study Development of novel therapeutic agents such as proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs), and the combination of these agents with existing therapies, has significantly improved response...
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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by reactivation of John Cunningham (JC) virus. Risk factors for the development of PML include infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or treatment with immunosuppressive therapy. This latter group, termed drug-associated PML, has been linked to rituximab, fludarabine, and brentuximab;...
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The treatment landscape for multiple myeloma has dramatically changed over the past decade with the introduction of several new classes of drugs, which are very effective at controlling the disease for prolonged periods of time, especially when used in multidrug combinations. Prior to the advent of these new agents, peripheral blood autologous stem cell transplantation...
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To date, the choice of therapy for an individual multiple myeloma patient has been based on clinical factors such as age and comorbidities. The widespread evolution, validation, and clinical utilization of molecular technologies, such as fluorescence in situ hybridization and next-generation sequencing has enabled the identification of a number of prognostic and predictive biomarkers for...
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Bone disease is the most frequent feature of multiple myeloma (MM) and represents a marker of end-organ damage; it is used to establish the diagnosis and to dictate the immediate need for therapy. For this reason, imaging plays a significant role in the management of MM patients. Although conventional radiography has traditionally been the standard...
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