Refractory Multiple Myeloma

What is Refractory Multiple Myeloma?

Refractory Multiple Myeloma meaning Multiple myeloma that is not responsive to usual therapies. Patients are considered to have relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma if they have achieved a minor response or better to treatment relapse andthen progress on salvage therapy, or experience progression within 60 days of their last therapy.See Plasma Cell Myeloma, 9732/3, in the Hematopoietic Database (http://seer.cancer.gov/seertools/hemelymph/51f6cf5ae3e27c3994bd54aa/?q=9732)

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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