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Fast Facts: Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, 2nd edn

By Sagar Lonial and
Karthik Ramasamy

Published 2017

155 pages, 24 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-910797-33-4

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Our understanding of multiple myeloma (MM) is growing at a formidable pace, particularly in terms of risk factors and potential drug targets. Minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity is set to become the new benchmark in treatment, and cytogenetic analysis is now paving the way for personalized therapies.

This second edition of Fast Facts: Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Dyscrasias includes:
- the new IMWG SLiM CRAB criteria
- the latest advances in diagnostic tests and imaging
- cytogenetics and genetic profiling
- induction therapy prior to SCT
- new lenalidomide- and bortezomib-based regimens
- second-generation proteasome inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies treatments.

This Fast Facts handbook provides a comprehensive overview of MM and other plasma cell dyscrasias, from bench to bedside, presenting the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment in the context of daily clinical practice.

Contents

  • Epidemiology and etiology Predisposing conditions associated with MM
  • Pathophysiology of MM and MGUS
  • Diagnosis, staging and monitoring of multiple myeloma
  • Genetics and multiple myeloma
  • Treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
  • Stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma
  • Relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma
  • Bone disease and renal complications
  • AL amyloidosis
  • Rare plasma cell dyscrasias
  • Supportive care
 

The authors

Sagar Lonial

Professor, Emory School of Medicine; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology;
Director, Translational Research, B-cell Malignancy Program, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
 


Karthik Ramasamy

Consultant Haematologist, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK


 

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