Articles tagged with: Maintenance Therapy
Dr. Michel Attal from the Purpan Hospital in Toulouse, France, presented a review of current maintenance therapies for multiple myeloma during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting last month.
The focus of Dr. Attal’s presentation was on whether there is evidence to support the use of the novel anti-myeloma agents thalidomide (Thalomid), Revlimid (lenalidomide), and Velcade (bortezomib) as maintenance therapy after initial therapy and stem cell transplantation.
Maintenance therapy refers to a prolonged, and often low-dose, form of treatment given to myeloma patients after …
Currently, there are three major controversies in multiple myeloma patient management: early versus late transplant, treat or observe ‘high-risk’ smoldering myeloma, and whether to use maintenance therapy. The latter is predominantly an issue following autologous stem cell transplantation.
In May, one of the world’s premier medical journals, the New England Journal of Medicine, published three articles about clinical trials comparing Revlimid (lenalidomide) maintenance versus observation. In two of the studies, Revlimid maintenance was given following autologous stem cell transplantation. In the third study, Revlimid maintenance was given following conventional …
Today concludes this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which began on Friday in Chicago. However, yesterday was the last day with any multiple myeloma-related sessions.
During yesterday’s poster session, important new research findings were summarized on posters throughout a large conference hall.
The studies were on a wide variety of myeloma-related topics ranging from new treatments being developed for myeloma, to currently used regimens, to secondary cancers, to precursor myeloma diseases, and much more.
This update covers some of the myeloma-related studies presented during the poster …
Today was the second day of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Although the day has not been as busy with myeloma-related presentations as tomorrow and Monday will be, there still were some interesting presentations and discussions.
The Beacon published an update earlier today with news from a morning poster session that featured several presentations related to multiple myeloma (see related Beacon news).
This article covers material from an early-afternoon education session that was titled: ”Controversies in Myeloma: Induction, Transplant, and Maintenance.”
The education session included three …
The 48th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will take place Friday, June 1, through Tuesday, June 5, in Chicago.
More than 25,000 clinical specialists from all over the world are expected to attend the five-day meeting to discuss the current research in cancer treatment and care. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Collaborating to Conquer Cancer.”
The meeting will include many presentations and seminars focused specifically on multiple myeloma. The ASCO website currently lists nearly 50 myeloma-based presentations (included under “lymphoma and plasma cell …