The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted the use of Revlimid (lenalidomide) as a treatment for newly diagnosed myeloma patients who are not eligible for high-dose therapy and stem cell transplantation, and who are intolerant or contraindicated to thalidomide. The approval is based on results from the FIRST (MM-020) trial which showed that Revlimid in combination with dexamethasone significantly improve progression-free survival compared to melphalan, prednisolone and thalidomide.

 

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