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Pomalidomide is used in combination with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (cancer of the blood) in patients who have received at least 2 other medicines that did not work well. This medicine is used in patients with multiple myeloma that has worsened during treatment or within 60 days of the last treatment. It interferes with the growth of multiple myeloma cells, which are eventually… Read more
Brand names include
Pomalyst
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Antineoplastic Agent

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Evidence reviews

Addendum to Haematological Cancers: Improving Outcomes (Update)

Different levels of service are needed to manage haematological cancers, depending on the particular cancer in question. Because of the increased complexity of care and changes in the levels of care from those specified in the 2003 NICE cancer service guidance on improving outcomes in haematological cancers, an update was needed.

Myeloma: Diagnosis and Management

The management of myeloma is complex and challenging. It increasingly involves the use of expensive drugs. The guideline will aim to raise standards nationally while allowing clinical flexibility and defining a common pathway for patients at various stages of their illness, and of different ages and levels of fitness. Although a consistent approach to management is desirable, it needs to reflect the very different groups of patients with myeloma from the fit and suitable for transplant, fairly fit but not suitable for transplant to patients who are extremely frail and/or unwell.

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Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma).

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