Prognostic significance of stratification systems in multiple myeloma. I. Risk categories (good and poor risk).

A group of 193 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) consisting of cases treated only symptomatically or by nonsystematic therapy with Cyclophosphamide or Melphalan (1959-76), and of patients given systematic polychemotherapy with intensive supportive treatment (1976-84) were subjected to prognostic analysis of the importance of MM stratification into two… CONTINUE READING