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The Mechanisms of Action and the Role of Alpha Interferon in the Therapy of Myeloma

  • A. Österborg
  • H. Mellstedt
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

Intermittent high-dose melphalan/prednisone (MP) treatment [1] is regarded by many clinicians as first-line therapy for patients with multiple myeloma. The introduction of intensive combination chemotherapy has not been shown to consistently improve the response rate or to prolong survival [2,3]. Since the overall prognosis for myeloma patients is rather poor, there is a need for better treatment modalities.

Keywords

Multiple Myeloma Myeloma Cell Alpha Interferon Hairy Cell Leukaemia Natural Killer Cell Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Österborg
    • 1
  • H. Mellstedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oncology (Radiumhemmet)Karolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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