Importance of achieving a complete response in multiple myeloma, and the impact of novel agents.

@article{ChananKhan2010ImportanceOA,
  title={Importance of achieving a complete response in multiple myeloma, and the impact of novel agents.},
  author={Asher Alban Chanan-Khan and Sergio Giralt},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 15},
  pages={2612-24}
}
The goal of treatment for multiple myeloma (MM) is to improve patients' long-term outcomes. One important factor that has been associated with prolonged progression-free and overall survival is the quality of response to treatment, particularly achievement of a complete response (CR). There is extensive evidence from clinical studies in the transplant setting in first-line MM demonstrating that CR or maximal response post-transplant is significantly associated with prolonged progression-free… CONTINUE READING

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