Role of Bone-Modifying Agents in Multiple Myeloma

An update panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review by searching PubMed and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, and observational studies.Thirty-five relevant studies were identified, and updated evidence supports the current recommendations. For patients with active symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires systemic therapy with or without evidence of lytic destruction of bone or compression fracture of the spine from osteopenia on plain radiograph(s) or other imaging studies, intravenous administration of pamidronate is recommended.

Reference: Anderson, K, Ismaila, N, et al. Role of Bone-Modifying Agents in Multiple Myeloma: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 36, No. 8, March 10, 2018.

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