Susanne Strifler

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Extramedullary disease (EMD) in multiple myeloma (MM) is characterised by an aggressive biology and an adverse prognosis especially when occurring at relapse. Due to the high proliferation found in EMD lesions, we analysed outcome data of patients treated with a lymphoma-type therapy not based on novel compounds, the Dexa-BEAM protocol. Retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma is a malignant disease of plasma cells with a worldwide incidence of 6-7 cases per 100 000 persons per year. It is among the 20 most common types of cancer in Germany. METHODS This review is based on pertinent publications up to December 2015 that were retrieved by a selective search of PubMed employing the terms "multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Carfilzomib, the second-generation proteasome inhibitor, is still awaiting approval for the treatment of multiple myeloma in Europe. Results from clinical trials have demonstrated favorable efficacy in advanced disease but have opened an ongoing debate on cardiac complications related to carfilzomib treatment. 'Real-life' data are scarce. (More)
BACKGROUND Therapy for multiple myeloma (MM) has substantially improved in the era of immunomodulatory drugs and bortezomib. However, the prognosis of patients with progressive disease despite treatment with these 'novel agents' remains poor. Recently, pomalidomide was approved in this setting, but a median progression-free survival of <4 months still(More)
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