Supportive care

Patterns of Community-Based Opioid Prescriptions in People Dying of Cancer. Gagnon B et al. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jun 16. pii: S0885-3924(14)00309-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.05.015. [Epub ahead of print]. Treatment of Metastatic Posterior Vertebral Body Osseous Tumors by Using a Targeted Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Device: Technical Note. Hillen TJ et al. Radiology. 2014 Jun 13:131664.…

Complications of myeloma and its treatments

Bisphosphonate-induced Osteonecrosis of the Maxilla Presenting as a Cicatricial Ectropion. Malik R et al. Orbit. 2014 Jun 12:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]. Trichoderma species fungemia after high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation: a case report. Festuccia M et al. Transpl Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/tid.12245. [Epub ahead of print]. Immune Defects in…

Current treatments

Bendamustine and prednisone in combination with bortezomib (BPV) in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed/untreated multiple myeloma. Pönisch W et al. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]. The choice of regimens based on bortezomib for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. He J et al. PLoS One. 2014…

Biology and genetics

Microenvironment and multiple myeloma spread. Ribatti D et al. Thromb Res. 2014 May;133 Suppl 2:S102-6. doi: 10.1016/S0049-3848(14)50017-5. The role of bone morphogenetic proteins in myeloma cell survival. Holien T et al. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2014 May 9. pii: S1359-6101(14)00042-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cytogfr.2014.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]. Anacardic acid induces cell apoptosis associated with induction of…

Related conditions

Primary Orbital Plasmacytoma Mimicking Lacrimal Gland Tumor. Bhadauria M et al. Orbit. 2014 May 15:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]. Atypical blast morphology of primary plasma cell leukemia with renal involvement and plasmablasts in urine. Pavlovic A et al. Diagn Cytopathol. 2014 May 15. doi: 10.1002/dc.23168. [Epub ahead of print]. Amyloidosis in bilateral external auditory canals.…

Emerging treatments

Incidence and management of adverse events in patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma receiving single-agent carfilzomib. Harvey RD. Clin Pharmacol. 2014 May 8;6:87-96. eCollection 2014. Carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: a multicenter, phase 2 study. Bringhen S et al. Blood. 2014 May 22. pii: blood-2014-03-563759. [Epub ahead of…

General

Updates to the guidelines for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma. Pratt G et al. Br J Haematol. 2014 May 7. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12926. [Epub ahead of print]. Multiple myeloma: advances reported in 2013 are useful in the clinic. Anderson K. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 May;12(5 Suppl):808-11. Role of new drugs incorporated into…