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Multiple myeloma treatment produces a similar survival benefit in very elderly patients

Key clinical point: Patients over the age of 80 years received similar benefits as younger patients from MM treatment.

Major finding: There was no statistically significant difference in treatment benefit based on age cohort (P = .610).

Study details: A database study of 2,155 patients diagnosed with MM at age 80 years or older, compared with 2,933 similar patients diagnosed at ages 70-79 years.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute. One author reported research funding from Janssen. The other authors had no relevant conflicts of interest.


Fiala MA et al. J Geriatric Oncol. 2020 Mar 10.