Autologous transplantation in elderly patients with multiple myeloma: are we asking the right questions?

@article{Klepin2006AutologousTI,
  title={Autologous transplantation in elderly patients with multiple myeloma: are we asking the right questions?},
  author={Heidi D Klepin and David D. Hurd},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={585-592}
}
Multiple myeloma is a disease of the elderly. Survival outcomes remain unacceptably low in older adults with multiple myeloma. To date, no obvious difference in tumor biology has been elucidated to explain the survival disparity between older and younger patients. Multiple factors including comorbidity, performance status, decreased physiologic reserve and potentially undertreatment contribute to poor outcomes in elderly patients with multiple myeloma. High-dose chemotherapy with autologous… CONTINUE READING

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