Special Issue "New Insights in Multiple Myeloma"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Hematology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2023 | Viewed by 146

Special Issue Editor

Department of Hematology, University Hospital La Princesa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: clinical and laboratory hematology; stem cell transplantation; multiple myeloma; monoclonal gammopathies; acute leukemia; lymphoma; transfusion medicine; immunotherapy; precision medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor to serve as the Guest Editor of the Special Issue “New Insights in Multiple Myeloma” of the Journal of Clinical Medicine, and I would like to invite you to submit a relevant review and/or paper with new data from your research in the field. This Special Issue will serve as a great opportunity to highlight the main advances in this heterogeneous disease.

Multiple myeloma is perhaps the haematological neoplasia with more advances in the development of new therapies in the past two decades that have improved dramatically the prognosis. These new approaches include mainly immunomodulators, proteasome inhibitors, naked or conjugated monoclonal antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers and CART therapies. Besides, high-dose alkilating agents, used as conditioning regimen for autologous transplants in younger myeloma patients, the use of chemotherapy has been practically eliminated from the therapy arsenal for this disease. With these new strategies a high percentage of patients achieve depth responses with long progression survival and some case could be considered with potential curability. New drugs and combinations are under clinical research for those patients who eventually relapse. Recent international treatment guidelines have been published and deserve continuous updates.

Other major advances for myeloma treatment include new tools to monitor minimal residual disease after therapy.  This involves all the disease steps with  new strategies for early detection of biological relapsed or progression with changes in the immune profile and the quantification of circulating  tumour plasma cells. The diagnosis and prognosis stratification of multiple myeloma is also being refined with new approaches as mass spectrometry, new image techniques and analysis of molecular genetic signature for personalized treatments. All these advances will be presented in this review by expert authors with a practical focus to improve the management of multiple myeloma patients.

I look forward to receiving your submissions.

Prof. Dr. Adrián Alegre
Guest Editor

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  • multiple myeloma
  • stem cell transplantation
  • immunotherapy
  • precision medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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