European perspective on multiple myeloma treatment strategies: Update following recent congresses

Heinz Ludwig, Hervé Avet-Loiseau, Joan Bladé, Mario Boccadoro, Jamie Cavenagh, Michele Cavo, Faith Davies, Javier de la Rubia, Sosana Delimpasi, Meletios Dimopoulos, Johannes Drach, Hermann Einsele, Thierry Facon, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Urs Hess, Ulf Henrik Mellqvist, Philippe Moreau, Jesús San-Miguel, Pia Sondergeld, Pieter SonneveldMiklos Udvardy, Antonio Palumbo

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The management of multiple myeloma has undergone profound changes over the recent past as a result of advances in our understanding of the disease biology as well as improvements in treatment and supportive care strategies. Notably, recent years have seen a surge in studies incorporating the novel agents thalidomide, bortezomib, and lenalidomide into treatment for different disease stages and across different patient groups. This article presents an update to a previous review of European treatment practices and is based on discussions during an expert meeting that was convened to review novel agent data published or presented at medical meetings until the end of 2011 and to assess their impact on treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-606
Number of pages15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2012



  • Bortezomib
  • Lenalidomide
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Novel agents
  • Thalidomide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Ludwig, H., Avet-Loiseau, H., Bladé, J., Boccadoro, M., Cavenagh, J., Cavo, M., Davies, F., de la Rubia, J., Delimpasi, S., Dimopoulos, M., Drach, J., Einsele, H., Facon, T., Goldschmidt, H., Hess, U., Mellqvist, U. H., Moreau, P., San-Miguel, J., Sondergeld, P., ... Palumbo, A. (2012). European perspective on multiple myeloma treatment strategies: Update following recent congresses. Oncologist, 17(5), 592-606.