Bone marrow transplant for multiple myeloma

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Abstract

Marrow transplantation for multiple myeloma is now a well-established therapeutic intervention. Allogeneic transplant has the advantage that it is potentially curative by virtue of graft versus myeloma effect. Unfortunately, the up-front mortality is approximately 40% in the first year. Autologous transplantation can be accomplished with a much lower risk of approximately 2-4%. Unfortunately, autologous transplantation is not curative for this disease and the median prolongation of survival is approximately 15 months. The ultimate role of transplantation in the overall management of younger patients with multiple myeloma remains a subject for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Research Therapy and Control
Volume9
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 29 1999

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Multiple myeloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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