The SARS CoV-2 / COVID 19 pandemic has challenged the world’s health systems, especially services that treat cancer. The first studies in China showed that cancer patients had a higher risk of becoming infected and dying. Other risk factors for mortality were age over 65 years, male sex, the presence of comorbidity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Data on the specific behavior of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) in the pandemic are scarce. The mechanisms by which MM patients may have a higher mortality are multiple, derived both from the disease itself due to cellular and humoral immunity deficiency as well as from anti-myeloma treatment. The present study aims to establish the behavior of the disease in the pandemic period in Latin America.
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a heterogeneous disease that is most frequently diagnosed in the elderly. Therefore, data on clinical characteristics and outcomes in the young population are scarce and it is recognized that it remains incurable even in this group of patients. We present here the outcomes of patients under 40 years old cohort in Latin-American countries. On behalf of GELAMM (Grupo de Estudio Latino-Americano de Mieloma Múltiple).
Outcome in transplant eligible patients with multiple myeloma in Latin America. An international study of GELAMM
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a frequent hematologic malignancy. Despite the important advances in treatment strategies during the last decades, the gold standard remains being a proteasome inhibitor (PI)-based induction, followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT).
Real World Outcomes with VTD and Cybord Induction Treatment for Transplant Eligible Multiple Myeloma Patients in a Latin American Country. Retrospective Cohort Study from Gamm (Grupo Argentino de Mieloma Multiple)
Authors: Natalia Paola Schutz, MD MSc, Paola Ochoa, MD, Patricio Duarte, MD, Guillermina Remaggi, MD, Sebastian Yantorno, MD, Ariel Corzo, MD, Soledad Zabaljauregui, MD, Claudia Shanley, MD, Sergio Lopresti, MD, Sergio Orlando, MD, Veronica Verri, MD, Luis Dario...