Diagnostic techniques and prognostic indicators

Risk stratification in myeloma by detection of circulating plasma cells prior to autologous stem cell transplantation in the novel agent era. Chakraborty R et al. Blood Cancer J. 2016 Dec 16;6(12):e512. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2016.117. A gene expression inflammatory signature specifically predicts multiple myeloma evolution and patients survival. Botta C et al. Blood Cancer J. 2016 Dec 16;6(12):e511. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2016.118. 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT Imaging in Multiple Myeloma. Sasikumar A et…

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Biology and genetics

Proteomic profiling in plasma cell disorders: a feasibility study. Mailankody S et al. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 Dec 2:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]. Tumor-associated macrophage-mediated survival of myeloma cells through STAT3 activation. De Beule N et al. J Pathol. 2016 Dec 15. doi: 10.1002/path.4860. [Epub ahead of print]. Pharmacokinetics of lenalidomide during high cut-off dialysis in a patient with multiple myeloma and renal failure. Dao K et…

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General

Outcomes of multiple myeloma patients receiving bortezomib, lenalidomide, and carfilzomib. Berenson A et al. Ann Hematol. 2016 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]. Practical Considerations in Managing Relapsed Multiple Myeloma. Agarwal A et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S2152-2650(16)30873-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2016.11.010. [Epub ahead of print]. Effects of Stress Appraisal on the Quality of Life of Adult Patients with Multiple Myeloma and Their Primary Family…

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Supportive treatments

Bismuth adjuvant ameliorates adverse effects of high-dose chemotherapy in patients with multiple myeloma and malignant lymphoma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation: a randomised, double-blind, prospective pilot study. Hansen PB et al. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]. Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Di Nisio M et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Dec…

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Complications of myeloma and its treatments

Second malignancies in the context of lenalidomide treatment: an analysis of 2732 myeloma patients enrolled to the Myeloma XI trial. Jones JR et al. Blood Cancer J. 2016 Dec 9;6(12):e506. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2016.114. Spectrum of Cerebrovascular Disease in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Undergoing Chemotherapy-Results of a Case Control Study. Hinduja A et al. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 30;11(11):e0166627. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166627. eCollection 2016. Bullous skin lesions in a patient…

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Current treatments

Mobilization with cyclophosphamide reduces the number of lymphocyte subpopulations in the leukapheresis product and delays their reconstitution after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Skerget M et al. Radiol Oncol. 2016 May 12;50(4):402-408. eCollection 2016. Bendamustine, lenalidomide and dexamethasone (BRd) has high activity as 2nd -line therapy for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma – a phase II…

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