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The introduction of bortezomib, a first-generation proteasome inhibitor, changed the standard-of-care for newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma patients. The next generation of proteasome inhibitors, such as carfilzomib, provides a novel pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile. In vitro data suggest a more specific and irreversible inhibition of… (More)
Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignant disorder of mature B-cells that predominantly affects the elderly. The immunomodulatory drug (IMiD) thalidomide and its newer analogs demonstrate increased antitumor activity, and have had a positive impact on the natural history of multiple myeloma. Recent advances in the clinical application of these agents and… (More)
Peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) is a heterogeneous malignancy with poor response to current therapeutic strategies and incompletely characterized genetics. We conducted whole exome sequencing of matched PTCL and non-malignant samples from 12 patients, spanning 8 subtypes, to identify potential oncogenic mutations in PTCL. Analysis of the mutations… (More)
As patient expectation is rising, surgery is being considered more frequently for Achilles tendinopathy. Traditional open interventions have a significant morbidity, rising interest in less invasive techniques. This review discusses some of the current concepts and controversies in the management and pathology of tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon.