smouldering myeloma

smouldering myeloma

A slowly progressive myeloma with an average survival of 10 years, which contrasts with untreated (6-month survival) and treated (3- to 5-year survival) myelomas. Indolent myeloma comprises 5% of myelomas and is often detected by routine lab tests for unrelated reasons; most patients have stage-I disease.
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Additional studies are ongoing or planned to assess its potential in other malignant and pre-malignant diseases in which CD38 is expressed, such as smouldering myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.