Prognostic factors associated with progression of smoldering multiple myeloma to symptomatic form (pages 5544–5549)
Angela Rago, Sara Grammatico, Tommaso Za, Anna Levi, Sergio Mecarocci, Agostina Siniscalchi, Luca De Rosa, Stefano Felici, Velia Bongarzoni, Anna Lina Piccioni, Giacinto La Verde, Francesco Pisani, Luca Franceschini, Anna Lisa Paviglianiti, Tommaso Caravita, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Valerio De Stefano, Giuseppe Cimino and on behalf of the Multiple Myeloma GIMEMA-Latium Region Working Group
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27657
Although confirmatory of previous studies, the present data are relevant because they suggest a change in clinical practice for smoldering multiple myeloma with a bone marrow plasma cell infiltration ≥60% at diagnosis. A comparison on the prognostic value of bone marrow aspirate and biopsy in the setting of smoldering multiple myeloma is reported for the first time.
Vol. 119, Issue 6, 1289, Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012