Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma)–for health professionals

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Overview

This Web page provides evidence-based cancer information for health professionals about the treatment of multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms, as well as resources for supportive and palliative care. Information on multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms research, such as active clinical trials, clinical trial results, and other research findings, is also provided.

The PDQ® cancer information summaries provide comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information intended to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. The summaries include level-of-evidence designations to help readers understand the strength of the evidence supporting the use of specific interventions or approaches.

Multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma cells are abnormal plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) that build up in the bone marrow and form tumors in many bones of the body.