ASCO Panel Sees Greater Utility for Bone-Modifying Agents in Myeloma

Jason Harris
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
In updated guidelines exploring the role of bone-modifying agents, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recommended expanding the use of bisphosphonates to include all patients being treated for active multiple myeloma.1

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Dosing Changes Discussed

The updated guidelines also discuss the feasibility of less-frequent dosing of bone-targeted treatments in selected patients, given the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) associated with bone-targeting agents. Study results have shown that less-frequent dosing can reduce the risk.
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