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What types of treatment exist for multiple myeloma and other plasma cell cancer types?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: "Many"
Myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasia treatments has evolved from standard cytotoxic approaches (eg mp, vad, hypercvad) to "novel" therapies.
Immunomodulatory drugs (imids) - eg thalidomide, lenalolidomide, pomalidomide proteasome inhibitors - eg, bortezomib, carfilzomib, etc other: hsp90 inhibitors, hdaci, b-raf, etc. Over the last few years multiple new drugs have been approved for myeloma.

In brief: "Many"
Myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasia treatments has evolved from standard cytotoxic approaches (eg mp, vad, hypercvad) to "novel" therapies.
Immunomodulatory drugs (imids) - eg thalidomide, lenalolidomide, pomalidomide proteasome inhibitors - eg, bortezomib, carfilzomib, etc other: hsp90 inhibitors, hdaci, b-raf, etc. Over the last few years multiple new drugs have been approved for myeloma.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Multiple options
There are a variety of options for treating multiple myeloma.
The main therapy is chemotherapy but radiation treatments are sometimes used for localized areas. Also a stem cell transplant is often part of the treatment. Chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant are used for a related plasma cell problem called 'primary systemic al amyloidosis.'.

In brief: Multiple options
There are a variety of options for treating multiple myeloma.
The main therapy is chemotherapy but radiation treatments are sometimes used for localized areas. Also a stem cell transplant is often part of the treatment. Chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant are used for a related plasma cell problem called 'primary systemic al amyloidosis.'.
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