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  • BCEEEF 2011: Maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma

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    Date: 23 May 2011
    Lenght: 5m 51s
    Viewed 35 times
    Keywords: Oncology  Hematology 
    Posted by: Symposier

    Uploaded and shared in Youtube by: ecancertv — Dr Evangelos Terpos - University of Athens, Greece. Dr Evangelos Terpos speaks about the potential role of maintenance therapy in the treatment of multiple myeloma. Maintenance therapy is used in the treatment of other diseases such as AML and two studies of non elderly multiple myeloma patients and one study of elderly patients have all demonstrated that maintenance with lenalidomide has a positive effect on patient survival. Dr Terpos speaks about the advantages of maintenance with IMiDs, outlines the different drug combinations that lenalidomide could be used with and explains how the low toxicity profile allows lenalidomide to be tolerated by elderly patients.