Articles tagged with: Revlimid
The findings of a recent retrospective study may alleviate some of the concerns patients and physicians have had about Revlimid and the risk of secondary cancers.
The study found that the risk of developing a secondary cancer as a result of treatment with Revlimid occurred mainly when a patient had been treated with oral melphalan at the same time as Revlimid.
In addition, although treatment with …
One of the issues that a physician may consider when deciding how to treat a myeloma patient is the impact different treatment options may have on the patient’s bones.
If a patient already has extensive bone damage resulting from multiple myeloma, a physician may lean more toward treatments that are believed to halt, or even counteract, the bone destruction the patient has been experiencing.
However, there …
The year 2013 is likely to be remembered as a very good year when it comes to research related to multiple myeloma.
Previous years have witnessed research shedding new light on existing myeloma therapies, as well as additional research about potential new therapies.
But, in the past, most of the important new therapies that were being researched were from existing classes of therapy, making them less likely to offer dramatic improvements in the treatment of the disease.
In 2013, not only was there more research about existing therapies, and more …
One of the key presentations during the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in New Orleans was one that summarized initial results of a large international Phase 3 clinical trial known as the “FIRST”, or MM-020, trial.
The trial results show that continuous administration of Revlimid and dexamethasone improves response rates as well as progression-free and overall survival in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients who are older or not eligible for stem cell transplantation.
Specifically, the researchers found that the overall response rate was highest (75 percent) among patients …
Findings from a recent retrospective study conducted at the Mayo Clinic show that certain newly diagnosed myeloma patients can achieve deep responses and long-term disease control through extended treatment with Revlimid and dexamethasone.
Among a large sample of patients who were initially treated with Revlimid and dexamethasone after diagnosis – and who did not undergo an early stem cell transplant – one fifth received the two-drug therapy for more than three years.
Almost two thirds of these patients who were treated for more than three years achieved at least a very good …