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BACKGROUND Few effective treatments exist for patients with refractory or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma not responding to treatment with bortezomib and lenalidomide. Pomalidomide alone has shown limited efficacy in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma, but synergistic effects have been noted when combined with dexamethasone. We compared the(More)
Standard first-line treatment for elderly multiple myeloma (MM) patients ineligible for stem cell transplantation is melphalan plus prednisone (MP). However, complete responses (CRs) are rare. Bortezomib is active in patients with relapsed MM, including elderly patients. This phase 1/2 trial in 60 untreated MM patients aged at least 65 years (half older(More)
The Spanish Myeloma Group conducted a trial to compare bortezomib/thalidomide/dexamethasone (VTD) versus thalidomide/dexamethasone (TD) versus vincristine, BCNU, melphalan, cyclophosphamide, prednisone/vincristine, BCNU, doxorubicin, dexamethasone/bortezomib (VBMCP/VBAD/B) in patients aged 65 years or younger with multiple myeloma. The primary endpoint was(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with multiple myeloma, renal impairment (RI) at the time of diagnosis is associated with poor survival. To the authors' knowledge, the current retrospective analysis presented is the first to assess the impact of various degrees of renal dysfunction on safety and efficacy outcomes in a large cohort of patients with relapsed and/or(More)
PURPOSE Complete response (CR) is considered an important goal in most hematologic malignancies. However, in multiple myeloma (MM), there is no consensus regarding whether immunofixation (IF)-negative CR, IF-positive near-CR (nCR), and partial response (PR) are associated with different survivals. We evaluated the prognostic influence on event-free survival(More)
A retrospective case-matched analysis was performed comparing 189 myeloma patients treated with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT) with an equal number of patients who received autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Matching was performed with respect to gender and number of treatment lines before transplantation. The groups were(More)
PURPOSE This is the first study in which bortezomib and dexamethasone were administered on an alternating basis as up-front therapy in multiple myeloma (MM). We investigated the efficacy and kinetics of response to each drug and safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed MM who were less than 66 years old were treated with bortezomib at(More)
The outcome of 29 multiple myeloma patients receiving fludarabine and melphalan-based non-myeloablative allogeneic transplant (NMT) was evaluated. Event-free survival (EFS) at 24 months was 33%, being significantly higher for patients who developed chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) when compared with those who did not [51%vs 0% respectively, P =(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cryopreservation of hemopoietic progenitors for transplantation has been traditionally performed by the use of a controlled-rate freezer. Several groups have reported successful cryopreservation of progenitor cells at -80 degrees C without a controlled-rate freezer. In an attempt to elucidate whether both methods are equally(More)
Bendamustine is a bifunctional alkylating agent with proven activity in myeloma. In this study 60 newly diagnosed myeloma patients were given bendamustine plus bortezomib and prednisone in a regimen consisting of one cycle of bortezomib twice weekly for 6 weeks (1.3 mg/m(2) on days 1, 4, 8, 11, 22, 25, 29, and 32), plus bendamustine (90 mg/m(2) on days 1(More)