Electron microscopic analysis of myeloma cells in relation to drug response and prognosis.


Myeloma cells obtained from 33 patients were analyzed by electron microscopy to determine whether there is any correlation among ultrastructural characteristics of myeloma cells, drug response, and prognosis. The median survival time after diagnosis of responders (18 cases) and nonresponders (15 cases) was more than 423 days and 139 days, respectively… (More)