What is the approach to treatment of multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Physicians must understand both the natural history of multiple myeloma (MM) and the limitations of current therapy in the treatment of the disease. The objective in therapy is to obtain the deepest response in the first round by choosing the appropriate regimen; this should lead to better overall survival in both transplant and non-transplant patients. In situations with no definite data on therapeutic choices, participation in clinical trials should be encouraged. For a summary of treatment approaches to MM, see Multiple Myeloma Treatment Protocols.


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