Updated recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of plasma cell myeloma in Switzerland
Journal Paper/Review - Apr 3, 2019
Samaras Panagiotis, Zander Thilo, Taverna Christian, Schmidt Adrian, Pabst Thomas, Mey Ulrich, Matthes Thomas, Lerch Erika, Ketterer Nicolas, Heim Dominik, Duchosal Michel A, Driessen Christoph, Betticher Daniel C, Bargetzi Mario, Renner Christoph
This update on plasma cell myeloma has been elaborated by a Swiss expert panel as a result of the plethora of new data on the treatment of plasma cell myeloma reported recently. It adds new insights to the more extensive review that was published 3 years ago and may help clinicians on decision making for their patients. The new recommendations for distinguishing plasma cell myeloma from smouldering myeloma are briefly presented, including a section on contemporary imaging studies with this respect. Former panel recommendations that remain unchanged by new results will not be discussed in detail as the major focus of this review is on treatment-relevant new developments.