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Lenalidomide (Revlimid), Bortezomib (Velcade) and Dexamethasone (RVD) for Heavily-pretreated Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma.
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PMID:  22881043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background The combination of lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVD) has shown excellent efficacy in relapsed or refractory (RRMM) multiple myeloma patients. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity profile of RVD for patients with advanced RRMM. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of all RRMM patients treated with RVD between 03/09-12/11. Thirty patients received ≥ 1 full cycle of RVD. Primary endpoints were overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Results After a median of 5 cycles (1-16), VGPR was seen in 10%, PR in 36.7% and SD in 13.3% (ORR of 46.7%). Disease progression occurred in 21 patients at a median of 3 months (range 1.41-4.59). Eight patients (26%) experienced grade 3/4 adverse events, including anemia, neutropenia, muscle weakness, and pneumonia. No patient experienced worsening peripheral neuropathy. Conclusions Although RVD has been previously shown to be effective in RRMM, the ORR and PFS we observed were affected by very advanced disease status and heavy prior exposure to novel agents. Nevertheless, six of these RRMM patients experienced a benefit of ≥6 months, suggesting synergism of this immunomodulatory derivative/proteasome inhibitor combination and/or re-establishment of drug sensitivity by an emergent myeloma clone.
Victor H Jimenez-Zepeda; Donna E Reece; Suzanne Trudel; Christine Chen; Rodger Tiedemann; Vishal Kukreti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leukemia & lymphoma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1029-2403     ISO Abbreviation:  Leuk. Lymphoma     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007422     Medline TA:  Leuk Lymphoma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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