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12.08.2019 | short review | Ausgabe 3/2019 Open Access

memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 3/2019

ASH 2018—Highlights in Multiple Myeloma

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MD Dr. Georg Jeryczynski, MD Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Maria-Theresa Krauth
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More than 900 abstracts on multiple myeloma were presented at this year’s ASH in San Diego. Several trials explored the addition of the monoclonal antibody daratumumab to established treatment regimens in both newly diagnosed as well as relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. A long-awaited study tried to evaluate the role of double autologous stem cell transplant in multiple myeloma in newly diagnosed transplant eligible multiple myeloma. In relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma updates from several large trials like CASTOR and POLLUX were presented. Another spotlight were lenalidomide-refractory patients, an important patient group that is emerging as an increasingly challenging collective. Finally, abstracts on several novel agents like selinexor, venetoclax, isatuximab, melflufen and AMG420 were presented. Although still very preliminary, these data are already quite promising and illustrate the ever-changing treatment landscape in multiple myeloma.

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