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Assessing the validity of event markers in multiple myeloma

Adebayo Babajide Olujohungbe

Assessing the validity of event markers in multiple myeloma

by Adebayo Babajide Olujohungbe

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.D.) - University of Birmingham, Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,.

StatementAdebayo Babajide Olujohungbe.
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  As such greater emphasis is being placed on markers of response, including the assessments of speed and depth of response. Our multidisciplinary uses of mathematical models in combination with clinical trial data have the potential to provide insights that can inform clinical practice and contribute to the state-of-the-art in patient management. Abstract Multiple myeloma is considered a cancer of mature plasma cells. Recent studies, however, suggest the possible involvement of early B cells and the expression of myelomonocytic antigens by.

Recent findings from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) show that a benign condition considered a precursor to multiple myeloma can change over time, and the current practice of evaluating a.   Multiple myeloma blood test results explained - Multiple myeloma is cancer that affects plasma cells, a very important component of the immune system. In particular, plasma cells are the result of the maturation of B lymphocytes, which, together with T lymphocytes, representing the two main types involved in the cellular immune response.

  “In multiple myeloma, CMMC may be a useful prognostic marker at remission to delineate those patients whose disease is at risk for relapse,” the researchers concluded. “In SMM, CMMC may be useful for predicting patients at risk for progression to multiple myeloma.”. tases from breast cancer or multiple myeloma. Patients with breast cancer who had NTX assessments at baseline andatmonths1and3(n )wereclassifiedasnormal (NTX 64 nmol/mmol creatinine). The relative risk for an SRE or death was estimated with Cox regression models. Results.


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Assessing the validity of event markers in multiple myeloma by Adebayo Babajide Olujohungbe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable plasma cell malignancy characterized by notable interpatient heterogeneity. There have been important advances in therapy and overall survival, but some patients with high-risk features still have poor survival rates. Therefore, accurate identification of this subset of patients has been integral to improvement of patient outcome.

During the last few years Cited by: 8. Abstract: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell malignancy characterized by the accumulation in bone marrow of terminally differentiated plasma is a slowly growing, heterogeneous disease with no known cure.

Patients with MM have a median survival of approximately 5 years, during which they may experience significant morbidity. Multiple myeloma can cause an increase in calcium called hypercalcemia.

The tests also check kidney and liver function. Beta2-microglobulin (B2-M): This helps your doctor know how much B2-M, a. Fifteen patients (13 males and two females; mean age, 63 years; age range, 46–84 years) with multiple myeloma were studied prospectively (range of follow-up period, 2–6 months) to elucidate the diagnostic validity of biochemical markers of bone formation (bone alkaline phosphatase and the C-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen) and bone resorption (urinary excretion of pyridinium Cited by: No myeloma defining events Smoldering Myeloma M protein ≥ 3 g/dL (serum) or ≥ mg/24 hrs (urine) Clonal plasma cells in BM ≥ 10% to 60% No myeloma defining events Multiple Myeloma Underlying plasma cell proliferative disorder AND 1 or more myeloma defining events ≥ 1 CRAB* feature Clonal plasma cells in BM.

The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) both recommend kidney function tests for multiple myeloma patients.

Learn about each of these tests and how they are used to diagnose and monitor your disease and kidney function. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood—and the results of blood and other lab tests are important for diagnosing and monitoring multiple myeloma.

Your doctor or nurse will need to test your blood or urine on a regular schedule to see exactly how multiple myeloma affects you. The revised IMWG criteria allow, in addition to the classic CRAB features, three myeloma defining events (MDEs).

The presence of at least one of these markers is considered sufficient for a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms or CRAB features.

H&O In what ways is multiple myeloma a genetically heterogeneous disease?. RF In an editorial written several years ago, I referred to this disease as “multiple and many myelomas.” At the genetic level, multiple myeloma is very heterogeneous.

Multiple myeloma is a global expansion of clonal plasma cells that become malignant. Multiple myeloma accounts for % of all cancer cases and approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies in the United States.

Inan estima new cases of multiple myeloma were. 1. Introduction. Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the progressive destruction of bone tissue due to uncontrolled proliferation of a plasma cell clone that leads to an accumulation of monoclonal immunoglobulins, especially IgG and IgA, accumulating in the bone represents 1% of all disease and it is the second hematologic malignancy, involv people worldwide.

Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma. Multiple myeloma is often diagnosed based on tests, the patient’s symptoms and the doctor’s physical exam of the patient.

A diagnosis of multiple myeloma requires either: 1. A plasma cell tumor (proven by biopsy) OR at least 10% plasma cells in the bone marrow AND. At least one of the following: High blood. Multiple myeloma (MM), also known as symptomatic plasma cell myeloma, is a plasma cell malignancy.

It is characterised by a clonal population of bone marrow plasma cells which secrete a monoclonal paraprotein or an immunoglobulin free light chain (FLC) (Figure 1A, B).It may present with myriad complications including anaemia, hypercalcaemia, renal failure, recurrent infections or bony lytic.

On average, about 1% of people with MGUS go on to develop multiple myeloma each year. Doctors typically estimate a person’s risk of progressing soon after MGUS is diagnosed, using a test that measures the amounts of certain markers in the blood.

That initial risk assessment guides how much follow-up care the patient receives. Bone disease is the most frequent disease-defining clinical feature of multiple myeloma (MM), with 90% of patients developing bone lesions over the course of their disease.

For this reason, imaging plays a major role in the management of disease in patients with MM. Although conventional radiography has traditionally been the standard of care, its low sensitivity in detecting osteolytic. Current prognostic assessments rely on markers of either older adult with multiple myeloma.

Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. ;– H, et al. Geriatric assessment in multiple. Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the presence of osteolytic bone lesions that result in skeletal-related events (SREs), such as pathologic fractures, need for radiation or surgery to bone.

Assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) is becoming standard diagnostic care for potentially curable neoplasms such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

In multiple myeloma (MM), the majority of patients will inevitably relapse despite achievement of progressively higher. Multiple myeloma is the most common form of plasma cell cancer.

It is a disease of elderly people, with a mean age at diagnosis of 65–70, and represents 10–15% of all blood cancers.

Background. Multiple Myeloma (MM) is bone marrow cancer of plasma cells that affects 15–20 perpeople in the Western world, with a peak incidence in the 7 th decade [].A unique and integral feature of this cancer is osteolytic bone destruction, that is present in up to 70% of patients at diagnosis [].Severe bone pain is a frequent presenting symptom, and is a hallmark of lytic bone.

Plasma cells are part of the immune system, and their main job is to make large volumes of antibody, to help fight infection. In multiple myeloma, there is a malignant "clone" of plasma cells, with many copies of the same plasma cell present, all producing an identical protein (a monoclonal protein, or M protein), which is M-protein is helpful in the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

References: Approaches to diagnosis, assessment of disease severity and treatment of AL amyloidosis (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol ;), Clinicopathologic data reviewed for 15 cases to delineate the pathology of immunoglobulin M producing multiple myeloma (Am J Clin Pathol ;), Workshop focused on salient diagnostic, clinical and.Multiple myeloma accounts for approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies.

The diagnosis requires ≥10% clonal bone marrow plasma cells or a biopsy proven plasmacytoma plus evidence of one or more multiple myeloma defining events: CRAB (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, or lytic bone lesions) features felt related to the plasma cell disorder, bone marrow clonal plasmacytosis ≥60%.