Myeloma UK funded research supports the need for molecular analysis at relapse

Myeloma UK funded research recently published in Leukemia shows that acquisition of new copy number aberrations is associated with relapse and therefore strongly supports the need for repeated molecular analysis at relapse. Chromosomal changes like copy number aberrations (structural amplifications, gains, or deletions) are a feature of myeloma. However, the relationship between copy number aberrations…

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Double accreditation for Myeloma UK patient services

In the last couple of months, Myeloma UK has received two professional accreditations for their patient services. In November, the Myeloma Information Specialist Team received the Helplines Standard accreditation from The Helplines Partnership for the sixteenth year running. The Helplines Standard is a nationally recognized quality standard which defines and recognizes best practice in helpline…

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Selinexor combination is effective for the treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloma

Results from a phase III clinical trial (BOSTON) evaluating selinexor (Xpovio®) in combination with bortezomib (Velcade®) and dexamethasone for the treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloma patients have been published in the Lancet. The data provide evidence to support the use of selinexor for the treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloma patients who had received…

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Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma 2013 – management and treatment

These updated guidelines, produced by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and the UK Myeloma Forum, summarise a national consensus of the haematological community involved in the diagnosis and management of myeloma patients. They should be read in conjunction with the BCSH Guidelines on the supportive care of myeloma patients. Bird et al.…

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