With the introduction of immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors, major improvements have been achieved in the treatment and outcome of multiple myeloma. Different treatment combinations are now in use and newer therapies are being developed. Nevertheless, autologous stem cell transplantation remains the corner stone of therapy for fit, newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma patients. Based on an extensive review of the recent literature, we propose recommendations on myeloma care, to be used by haematologists as a reference for daily practice.
(BELG J HEMATOL 2019;10(3):113–21)