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Multiple myeloma is the second most common hematologic malignancy, affecting 15,000 patients per year in the United States. Despite the advent of high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, multiple myeloma remains incurable, with approximately 12,000 deaths per annum recorded in the US from the disease. Over the last 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the biology of multiple myeloma, which has provided insights into mechanisms of cytotoxic resistance, both as inherent characteristics of the myeloma cell and the protective interaction between the tumor and its bone marrow microenvironment. Moreover, advances in our understanding of multiple myeloma pathogenesis have helped further define the intricacies of this complex disease. Through this greater understanding, a large array of new therapies have been engendered and a significant impact is being made on patient outcome as a result. This book provides a concise overview of the state-of-the-art in multiple myeloma and should be of primary interest to clinicians as well as scientists and related caregivers alike in this rapidly changing field.

Multiple myeloma - Paul G Richardson

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Title
Multiple myeloma
Author
Paul G Richardson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Remedica Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20030515

Multiple myeloma is the second most common hematologic malignancy, affecting 15,000 patients per year in the United States. Despite the advent of high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, multiple myeloma remains incurable, with approximately 12,000 deaths per annum recorded in the US from the disease. Over the last 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the biology of multiple myeloma, which has provided insights into mechanisms of cytotoxic resistance, both as inherent characteristics of the myeloma cell and the protective interaction between the tumor and its bone marrow microenvironment. Moreover, advances in our understanding of multiple myeloma pathogenesis have helped further define the intricacies of this complex disease. Through this greater understanding, a large array of new therapies have been engendered and a significant impact is being made on patient outcome as a result. This book provides a concise overview of the state-of-the-art in multiple myeloma and should be of primary interest to clinicians as well as scientists and related caregivers alike in this rapidly changing field.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Multiple myeloma.|Multiple myeloma - Treatment.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
198

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