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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175-176

VTD in newly diagnosed myeloma: an institutional experience


Department of Hematology, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Meet Kumar
DM (Clin Hematology), Department of Hematology, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1067.170202

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Background Myeloma management has evolved over the years with logarithmic expansion of available treatment options. The treatment algorithms are also changing because of the better responses obtained with newer agents. Bortezomib, thalidomide and dexamathasone (also known as VTD) is one such therapy that has shown improved long term outcomes. Materials and methods We conducted a single-center, retrospective analysis of all myeloma patients treated with VTD chemotherapy. Results An overall response achieved was 85.7% with 40% CR. Conclusion We conclude VTD is an effective chemotherapy regimen in newly-diagnosed myeloma patients.


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