What does the NCCN recommend for maintenance therapy in patients with multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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For maintenance therapy, the NCCN recommends lenalidomide or bortezomib. Although lenalidomide is a category 1 recommendation, the NCCN notes that lenalidomide maintenance appears to be associated with increased risk of secondary cancers; this should be discussed with patients.


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