International Myeloma Working Group consensus statement regarding the current status of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma

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PURPOSE: To define consensus statement regarding allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (Allo-SCT) as a treatment option for multiple myeloma (MM) on behalf of International Myeloma Working Group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this review, results from prospective and retrospective studies of Allo-SCT in MM are summarized. RESULTS: Although the introduction of reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) has lowered the high treatment-related mortality associated with myeloablative conditioning, convincing evidence is lacking that Allo-RIC improves the survival compared with autologous stem-cell transplantation. CONCLUSION: New strategies are necessary to make Allo-SCT safer and more effective for patients with MM. Until this is achieved, Allo-RIC in myeloma should only be recommended in the context of clinical trials. Authors: Lokhorst […]