Myeloma Treatments

How treatable is myeloma today?

Multiple myeloma progresses at different rates depending on the patient, and at this time there is no known cure. However, multiple myeloma is very treatable, and outcomes are continuing to improve.

Current treatments aim to control the disease and its associated. Treatment is intended to be well tolerated and relieve discomfort and increase functionality through reversal of any kidney damage, improvement in blood counts and control of bone damage…

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How is myeloma treated?

Most treatments involve using different combinations of drugs and occasionally radiation and/or surgery to relieve discomfort and increase functionality. Today, drug combination treatments often halt the course of the disease and achieve remissions that last for years in many cases.

Multiple myeloma patients eventually develop resistance to their current treatment; and, as a result, will require a change in their drugs. Today, the number of available treatments are growing rapidly. As a result, patients receive many different therapies during their disease course.

Treatment Options For Myeloma:

  • Antibody treatments for myeloma including isatuximab, daratumumab and Blenrep
  • Proteasome Inhibitors including bortezomib, carfilzomib and ixazomib
  • Steroids including dexamethasone, methylprednisolone and prednisone
  • Immunomodulatory agents including thalidomide, lenalidomide and pomalidomide
  • Cellular therapy including Idecel
  • Selective inhibitor of nuclear export including selinexor
  • Chemotherapy including melphalan, cyclophosphamide, bendamustine, doxorubicin, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, cisplatin, and etoposide
  • Antibiotics including clarithromycin
  • BCL-2 Inhibitor including venetoclax for patients with a specific genetic marker

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