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Is transplantation still relevant? If yes, in which context?

During the 7th World Congress on Controversies in Multiple Myeloma (COMy), the Multiple Myeloma Hub hosted its first Satellite Symposium: Should 'cure' be the goal for multiple myeloma? Sagar Lonial, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, US, answered: Is transplantation still relevant? If yes, in which context?

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In this presentation, Lonial describes results from the FORTE (NCT02203643) and IFM 2009 (NCT01191060) trials, which investigated the use of triplet combinations with and without transplant. He warns of the 'siren song' of early MRD negativity that may lead one to believe novel agents are just as good as transplant. Lonial highlights that the focus needs to be on sustained MRD negativity; rates of which were higher in the patients who received a transplant. He also highlights two reasons for the discrepancy seen among early MRD negativity and sustained MRD negativity between patients who received a transplant and those who did not.

Is transplantation still relevant? If yes, in which context? Sagar Lonial

Sagar Lonial's slides are available as a downloadable resource below.

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Find below links to the other talks from the symposium:

'Does 'cure' have a different meaning in MM?' presented by Mohamad Mohty.  

'Is the treatment of high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) the way for achieving the cure?' presented by María-Victoria Mateos.

'Treating elderly and frail patients with MM: Cure versus disease control' presented by Vincent Rajkumar.

'Roundtable discussion' with María-Victoria Mateos, Mohamad Mohty, and Sagar Lonial.