Survival and years of life lost in different age cohorts of patients with multiple myeloma.

  title={Survival and years of life lost in different age cohorts of patients with multiple myeloma.},
  author={Heinz Ludwig and Vanessa Bolejack and John Crowley and Joan Blad{\'e} and Jes{\'u}s San Miguel and Robert A Kyle and S Vincent Rajkumar and Kazuyuki Shimizu and Ingemar Turesson and Jan Westin and P. Sonneveld and Michele Cavo and Mario Boccadoro and Antonio Palumbo and Patrizia Tosi and J. -L. Harousseau and Michel Attal and Bart Barlogie and A Keith Stewart and Brian G. M. Durie},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={28 9},
PURPOSE To assess the impact of age on outcome and to analyze the projected years of life lost in patients with multiple myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten thousand five hundred forty-nine patients were evaluated; 6,996 patients were treated with conventional chemotherapy, and 3,553 patients were treated with high-dose therapy with autologous stem-cell transplantation. RESULTS Mean observed and relative overall survival times in the entire cohort were 3.7 and 3.9 years, respectively… CONTINUE READING


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