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Triplet Regimens, Maintenance Therapy New Standards for Multiple Myeloma

Danielle Bucco
Published: Friday, Nov 03, 2017

Alfred L. Garfall, MD

Alfred L. Garfall, MD
The multiple myeloma paradigm continues to expand and evolve as long-term results become available, with constantly changing roles for stem cell transplant, immunomodulatory agents, and maintenance therapy and the imminent introduction of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T-cell therapies, explained Alfred L. Garfall, MD, MS.

, Garfall, discussed the treatment and management of patients with multiple myeloma, with a focus on maintenance therapy, CAR T-cell therapy, and the role of transplant. He also highlighted the importance of aggressive therapy for patients with renal insufficiency.

OncLive®: Can you please provide an overview of your presentation?

Garfall: I focused on data that have come out over the last few years for managing first-line therapy for multiple myeloma that we believe is best. The first systemic therapy that patients receive are consolidation strategies, stem cell transplants, and maintenance therapies to attempt to maintain a response.
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