New and developing therapies for AL amyloidosis. Zumbo G et al. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016 Dec 29:1-11. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2016.1274971. [Epub ahead of print]. Pathological characteristics of fifty patients with renal amyloidosis in Sri Lanka Dasanayaka DL et al. Ceylon Med J. 2016 Dec 30;61(4):189-190. doi: 10.4038/cmj.v61i4.8388. Treatment of patients with Waldenström macroglobulinaemia: clinical practice guidelines from the Myeloma Foundation of Australia Medical and…Details
Ricolinostat, the first selective histone deacetylase 6 inhibitor, in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Vogl DT et al. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 4. pii: clincanres.2526.2016. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-2526. [Epub ahead of print]. Novel histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) selective inhibitors: a patent evaluation (WO2014181137). Simões-Pires CA et al. Expert Opin Ther Pat. 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.1080/13543776.2017.1282945.…Details
Anti-cancer effect of clofazimine as a single agent and in combination with cisplatin on U266 multiple myeloma cell line. Durusu İZ et al. Leuk Res. 2017 Jan 16;55:33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2017.01.019. [Epub ahead of print]. EZH2 or HDAC1 Inhibition Reverses Multiple Myeloma-Induced Epigenetic Suppression of Osteoblast Differentiation. Adamik J et al. Mol Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 23. pii: molcanres.0242.2016. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-16-0242-T. [Epub ahead of print].…Details
Multiple myeloma in 2016: Fresh perspectives on treatment and moments of clarity. Kapoor P et al. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2017 Feb;14(2):73-74. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2016.221. Epub 2017 Jan 10. Trends in overall survival and costs of multiple myeloma, 2000-2014. Fonseca R et al. Leukemia. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1038/leu.2016.380. [Epub ahead of print]. Current treatment options of T cell-associated immunotherapy in multiple myeloma. Liu H et…Details
Emerging treatment approaches for myeloma-related bone disease.
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Comparison if the addition of multilevel vertebral augmentation to conventional therapy will improve the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma.
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Guidelines for screening and management of late and long-term consequences of myeloma and its treatment. Snowden JA et al. Br J Haematol. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1111/bjh.14514. [Epub ahead of print]. The magnitude of neurotoxicity in patients with multiple myeloma and the impact of dose modifications: results from the population-based PROFILES registry. Beijers AJ et al. Ann Hematol. 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1007/s00277-017-2927-8. [Epub ahead…Details
Bortezomib with lenalidomide and dexamethasone versus lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone in patients with newly diagnosed myeloma without intent for immediate autologous stem-cell transplant (SWOG S0777): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial. Durie BG et al. Lancet. 2016 Dec 22. pii: S0140-6736(16)31594-X. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31594-X. [Epub ahead of print]. Lenalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone (Rd) versus bortezomib, melphalan, prednisone (VMP) in elderly newly…Details
A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that administering zoledronic acid every 12 weeks instead of the current standard of every four weeks over two years, does not increase the risk of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with bone complications due to breast cancer, prostate cancer or myeloma.…Details
Guidelines for screening and management of late and long-term consequences of myeloma and its treatment
These guidelines, produced by the British Society of Haematology (BSH) and the UK Myeloma Forum (UKMF), highlight the late and long-term effects of myeloma and its treatments, and summarise the national consensus for the screening and management of these effects.