Which systems are used to stage multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Staging is a cumulative evaluation of all of the diagnostic information garnered and is a useful tool for stratifying the severity of patients’ disease. Currently, two staging systems for multiple myeloma are in use: the Salmon-Durie system, which has been widely used since 1975; and the International Staging System, developed by the International Myeloma Working Group and introduced in 2005. [27, 28]  A revision of the International Staging System, published in 2015, added genetic information to the standard laboratory tests. [29]  See also Multiple Myeloma Staging.


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