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Have early mortality trends in myeloma changed over the last 40 years?

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The Multiple Myeloma Hub is pleased to present a series of expert interviews from the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando, US. In this video, Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, US, answers the question: Have early mortality trends in myeloma changed over the last 40 years?

Sikander Ailawadhi focused on a study showing that over the last 40 years there has been a decrease in patients who die within the first six months of multiple myeloma diagnosis. Factors such as sex and geography, are associated with early mortality.