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The role of consolidation after autologous stem cell transplantation

Jul 20, 2022
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Learning objective: After listening to this discussion, learners will be able to cite the current recommendations and practice for consolidation therapy.

During a meeting of the Multiple Myeloma Hub Steering Committee on April 26, 2022, Morie Gertz chaired a recorded discussion that also featured María-Victoria Mateos, Nina Shah, Paul Richardson, and Elena Zamagni. The topic of this discussion was “The role of consolidation after autologous stem cell transplantation”, which was identified as an unmet educational need within multiple myeloma treatment.

 

The role of consolidation after autologous stem cell transplantation

Gertz begins the discussion by explaining that patients often have confusion over what consolidation therapy is and when it can be used. Mateos then discusses how the number of induction therapy cycles a patient receives can affect the use of consolidation. Richardson talks about the STAMINA trial and how tolerability posttransplant can affect treatment choices, with Shah commenting on the difficulty of replicating trials in the real-world setting. The committee then discuss how historically in trials, the same drug that was used in induction is used as consolidation, and what the potential results would be if a different drug was used for consolidation.

 

The role of consolidation after autologous stem cell transplantation