Extending autologous transplantation as first line therapy in multiple myeloma patients with severe renal impairment: a retrospective study by the SFGM-TC. Augeul-Meunier K et al. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/s41409-018-0122-8. [Epub ahead of print]. The role of ixazomib as an augmented conditioning therapy in salvage autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and as a post-ASCT consolidation…Details
Calcified Alveolar Septal Pulmonary Amyloidosis as an Initial Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma. Kevorkof GV et al. Arch Bronconeumol. 2018 Mar 5. pii: S0300-2896(18)30020-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2018.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]. Severe pembrolizumab-associated neutropenia after CD34+ selected allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. Bryant AR et al. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1038/s41409-018-0142-4. [Epub ahead of print]. Cardiovascular Complications of Multiple Myeloma Treatment: Evaluation, Management,…Details
Altered microRNA expression profile in the peripheral lymphoid compartment of multiple myeloma patients with bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw. Musolino C et al. Ann Hematol. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1007/s00277-018-3296-7. [Epub ahead of print]. A novel nano-immunoassay method for quantification of proteins from CD138 purified myeloma cells: biological and clinical utility. Misiewicz-Krzeminska I et al. Haematologica. 2018 Mar 15. pii: haematol.2017.181628. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2017.181628. [Epub ahead…Details
Results from a Phase II study, recently published in Leukaemia, show that the oral combination of ixazomib (Ninlaro®), pomalidomide (Imnovid®) and dexamethasone is effective in relapsed and refractory myeloma patients. All patients in this study were refractory to lenalidomide (Revlimid®). 48% of patients who received the recommended dose of ixazomib (4mg) achieved a partial response or…Details
Pomalidomide combination shows efficacy in relapsed and refractory myeloma patients with renal impairment
Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, results from the Phase II trial, MM-013 show that pomalidomide (Imnovid®) in combination with low-dose dexamethasone is effective in relapsed and refractory patients with renal impairment. There were 3 cohorts in this trial; patients with moderate renal impairment (A), severe renal impairment (B) and severe impairment requiring haemodialysis…Details
Denosumab for myeloma bone disease: ready for prime time? Dimopoulos MA et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Feb 8. pii: S1470-2045(18)30075-5. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30075-5. [Epub ahead of print]. Denosumab versus zoledronic acid in bone disease treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: an international, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised, controlled, phase 3 study. Raje N et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Feb 8. pii: S1470-2045(18)30072-X. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30072-X. [Epub ahead of…Details
Evolving M-protein pattern in patients with smoldering multiple myeloma: impact on early progression.
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CD38-targeting antibodies in multiple myeloma: mechanisms of action and clinical experience. Frerichs KA et al.Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018 Feb 21. doi: 10.1080/1744666X.2018.1443809. [Epub ahead of print]. Multinucleated giant myeloma cells after failure of daratumumab therapy. Guijarro F et al. Br J Haematol. 2018 Feb 22. doi: 10.1111/bjh.15139. [Epub ahead of print]. Defining a set of standardised outcome measures for newly diagnosed patients…Details
FDA Approval Summary: Lenalidomide as Maintenance Therapy After Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma. Pulte ED et al. Oncologist. 2018 Feb 7. pii: theoncologist.2017-0440. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0440. [Epub ahead of print]. Ibrutinib alone or with dexamethasone for relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma: phase 2 trial results. Richardson PG et al. Br J Haematol. 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.1111/bjh.15058. [Epub…Details
Serum level of long noncoding RNA H19 as a diagnostic biomarker of multiple myeloma. Pan Y et al.Clin Chim Acta. 2018 Feb 19;480:199-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2018.02.019. [Epub ahead of print]. Abnormal Heavy/Light Chain Ratio and Matched Pair Suppression Increase Residual Disease Detection Sensitivity in Patients With Multiple MyelomaWith Deep Responses. Miyazaki K et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 Feb 19. pii: S2152-2650(17)31288-0. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2018.01.008.…Details