Multiple Myeloma Trial Results
- Double Transplantation of One's Own Stem Cells Is Not Warranted for Multiple Myeloma
(Posted: 02/24/2009) - The addition of a second hematopoietic stem cell transplant procedure using one's own blood cells does not appear warranted in multiple myeloma, according to the Jan. 21, 2009, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
- Low-dose Steroid Combined with Lenalidomide Prolongs Survival Compared with High-dose Steroid for Multiple Myeloma Treatment
(Posted: 04/04/2007) - Preliminary results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, a cancer typically found in bone marrow, has shown that use of a low dose of the steroid dexamethasone (Decadron ®), in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid ®) is associated with improved survival when compared to a treatment regimen with lenalidomide and a higher, standard dose of dexamethasone.