An Introduction to Multiple Myeloma
Despite numerous advances in the last decade, multiple myeloma remains an incurable disease, characterised by relapses that ultimately result in uncontrolled disease and death. However, novel agents, such as proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs and CD38-directed monoclonal antibodies, have substantially improved survival and tolerability. These emerging agents include immune checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor-engineered T-cell therapies, although eventual relapse remains an issue.
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Multiple Myeloma Content
Shaji Kumar, ASCO 2021: The EQUATE Trial, a Quadruplet Regimen for Multiple Myeloma
We were delighted to talk with Dr Shaji Kumar (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA) about the EQUATE trial, developing a quadruplet regimen for newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma, including bortezomib, lenalidomide, dexamethasone and daratumumab. The abstract ‘ECOG-ACRIN EAA181: Effective quadruplet utilization after treatment evaluation (EQUATE)—a randomized phase 3 trial for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) not intended […]
Modulation of Apoptosis Pathways in the Biology and Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
touchREVIEWS in Oncology & Haematology. 2021;17(1):48-54 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2021.17.1.48
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell malignancy that typically develops in individuals in their late 60s with an average survival time of ~8 years.1 Despite recent advances in treatment, multiple myeloma remains largely incurable due to development of drug resistance in tumour cells. Patients often relapse even after autologous stem cell transplant and multiple lines […]
Shaji Kumar, ASH 2020 – Highlights from ASH 2020
It was a pleasure to speak with our Editor-in-Chief, Shaji Kumar (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA) to discuss the use of MEDI2228 (Clinical Trial Identifier: NCT03489525) and anti-BCMA CAR-T cells (Clinical Trial Identifier: NCT03915184) in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma and to find out his personal highlights from this year’s congress. The […]
Latest Developments in Cellular Therapy for Multiple Myeloma
Oncology & Hematology Review (US). 2020;16(2):111-8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2021.16.2.111
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant clonal disorder of plasma cells in the bone marrow, and more than 32,000 new cases are expected in the USA each year.1 Many clinical advances, including novel drugs and continuous therapy with treatment sequencing, have improved survival statistics.2 Despite this, MM remains largely incurable and the relapsed/refractory population remains vulnerable […]
Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos, ASH 2020 – Results from the Apollo Trial
We caught up with Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece) to discuss his ASH 2020 presentation on the use of daratumumab in the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (Clinical Trial Identification: NCT03180736). The abstract ‘412 Apollo: Phase 3 Randomized Study of Subcutaneous Daratumumab Plus Pomalidomide and Dexamethasone (D-Pd) […]
Melflufen—A Novel Agent in the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Oncology & Hematology Review (US). 2020; 16(1):12–4 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2020.16.1.12
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematological malignancy after non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.1 Although recent decades have seen considerable advances and improvements in clinical outcomes for patients with MM,2 MM remains incurable, with a high disease burden.3 Clonal evolution and genomic instability within myeloma clones inevitably lead to disease progression and treatment resistance.4 An increasing number […]
Shaji Kumar, ASCO20: Efficacy and Toxicity in the Randomised Phase III ENDURANCE Trial in Myeloma
We are joined by touchONCOLOGY’s Oncology & Hematology Review (US) Editor-in-Chief Shaji Kumar, Mayo Clinic, to discuss his plenary session at ASCO20 on the efficacy and toxicity in the randomized phase III ENDURANCE trial of the use of bortezomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone for initial therapy of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Questions 1. What is the […]
A Patient Presenting with Severe Hypoglycaemia and Autonomic Instability Found to Have Multiple Myeloma Complicated with Amyloidosis
European Oncology & Haematology. 2019;15(2):106–8
Amyloidosis is a group of diseases resulting from intracellular and extracellular deposition of insoluble abnormal amyloid fibrils, which alters the normal function of tissues. Glycosaminoglycans, apolipoprotein-E and serum amyloid P component comprise 10% of deposits, while amyloid fibrils formed by misfolded proteins comprise 90% of deposits. Amyloidosis can locally target a single organ or can […]
Genetic Segmentation and Targeted Therapeutics for Multiple Myeloma
Oncology & Hematology Review (US). 2019;15(2):87–90
An ever-expanding understanding of the biological basis for multiple myeloma (MM) combined with a widening array of effective therapies has dramatically improved outcomes for patients and has provided new opportunities for disease segmentation and targeted therapeutics.1 While this progress is most welcome, it has created unique challenges for clinicians because of the spatial and temporal heterogeneity, […]
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