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Multiple Myeloma International Staging System (ISS)

Prognosticates the severity of multiple myeloma based on routinely obtained lab values.

Use only in patients recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Do not use in patients with relapsed myeloma, smoldering myeloma or MGUS.

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Dr. Philip Greipp
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  • Randall Pierce, MD

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Many MM patients are treated through clinical trials. Physicians may consider referring patients to academic treatment centers if they are eligible and willing to receive transplantation, not only to discuss standard treatment options, but also to consider clinical trial options.

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  • Randall Pierce, MD