Multiple myeloma: the bone marrow microenvironment and its relation to treatment.

Multiple myeloma: the bone marrow microenvironment and its relation to treatment. Br J Biomed Sci. 2013;70(3):110-20 Authors: Andrews SW, Kabrah S, May JE, Donaldson C, Morse HR Abstract Multiple myeloma is the most common haematological malignancy yet currently it remains incurable. For decades the mainstay in therapy has been non-targeted approaches including genotoxic agents and immunosuppressants. With myeloma predominantly affecting an elderly population, who are vulnerable to aggressive therapy, these non-specific approaches have resulted in poor survival. However, in recent years an explosion of collaborative research into myeloma has identified molecular interactions between myeloma cells and the bone marrow microenvironment as promoting myeloma development and associated complications such as bone lesions due to osteolysis. At the same time, a better understanding of the adhesion molecules, cytokines and signalling pathways involved in myeloma has led to the development of new targeted therapies, which are improving the quality of life for patients and significantly extending median patient survival. This review explores the current understanding of molecular pathways that promote myeloma progression and lead to bone destruction, with particular reference to the influence of interactions with the bone marrow microenvironment. It describes molecular targets for therapy with reference to the new therapeutics and their improved efficacy. While the o...
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Br J Biomed Sci Source Type: research

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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Multiple Myeloma;   Extramedullary Plasmacytoma Interventions:   Drug: Daratumumab;   Drug: Bortezomib;   Drug: Cyclophosphamide;   Drug: Dexamethasone Sponsors:   European Myeloma Network;   Janssen, LP Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Clin Adv Hematol Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Leukocyte Biology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: J Leukoc Biol Source Type: research
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