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New generation drugs for treatment of multiple myeloma
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-29, 01:08 authored by Fehaid Alanazi, Faith AA Kwa, Genia BurchallGenia Burchall, Denise E Jackson
Multiple myeloma (MM), a plasma cell malignancy, is characterised by lesions in multiple bones involving transformed, matured post-follicular B cells. The course of the disease involves an initial development of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), followed by smouldering MM, before the full MM disease emerges. Despite novel therapies, MM remains incurable, managed by combination therapies, including proteasome inhibitors (PIs), immunomodulators (IMiDs) and anti-human CD38 (daratumumab). MM patients have an increased risk of thromboembolic events due to combination treatments with IMiDs, PIs and anti-human CD38 antibody, and steroids. This review will examine the efficacy and pro-thrombotic effects of MM therapies.
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