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Swiss Med Wkly. 2019 Apr 3;149:w20031. doi: 10.4414/smw.2019.20031. eCollection 2019 Mar 25.

Updated recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of plasma cell myeloma in Switzerland.

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1
Oncology Centre Hirslanden and Zurich, Switzerland.
2
Centre of Oncology/Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, Switzerland.
3
Clinics of Medical Oncology, HFR Fribourg Cantonal Hospital, Fribourg, Switzerland.
4
Division of Oncology/Haematology, Cantonal Hospital St Gallen, Switzerland.
5
Service and Central Laboratory of Haematology, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
6
Department of Haematology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
7
Clinic Bois-Cerf, Onco-haematology, Lausanne, Switzerland.
8
Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
9
Division of Haematology, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland.
10
Medical Oncology and Haematology, Cantonal Hospital Graubuenden, Chur, Switzerland.
11
Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland.
12
Clinic of Medical Oncology and Haematology, City Hospital Triemli, Zurich, Switzerland.
13
Oncology/Haematology, Cantonal Hospital Münsterlingen, Switzerland.
14
Department of Medical Oncology, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
30943308
DOI:
10.4414/smw.2019.20031
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