Advances in Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 865
Interests: AL amyloidosis; multiple myeloma; Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia; thrombosis in plasma cell dyscrasias
Interests: multiple myeloma; Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia; AL amyloidosis; clinical trials
Interests: multiple myeloma; Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia; AL amyloidosis; liver cancer; meta-analysis; immunotherapy
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Plasma cell dyscrasias are a biologically and clinically heterogeneous group of diseases primarily characterized by the clonal expansion of plasma cells and monoclonal protein secretion. Significant research advances in the field during the past few years have led to improved outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma, AL amyloidosis and lymphoproliferative disorders such as Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. The ever-increasing understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in disease pathogenesis and interactions in the tumor microenvironment have led to improved diagnostics, prognostication and novel agent development. Risk characterization of smoldering multiple myeloma has changed, and treatment initiation has shifted to earlier stages of disease. Minimal residual disease assessment by NGF and NGS has become a surrogate endpoint in clinical trials, and is being increasingly incorporated into clinical practice as it reflects the depth of disease remission and correlates strongly with prognosis for patients with multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis. In addition to immunomodulatory agents, proteasome inhibitors and anticd38 monoclonal antibodies, novel molecular targets and cellular immunotherapies such as chimeric antigen receptor T cells and/or bispecific antibodies have changed the treatment landscape. Immunotherapy will probably be the next revolution in treatment for plasma cell malignancies. Patients with plasma cell leukemia, POEMs and other rare entities have also benefited from the development of new agents. The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight important advances that have taken place in the diagnosis, management and treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias in recent years, and welcomes all papers that address aspects in these areas.
Dr. Despina Fotiou
Dr. Maria Gavriatopoulou
Dr. Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos
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- multiple myeloma
- smoldering multiple myeloma
- AL amyloidosis
- Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
- adoptive T-cell therapies
- measurable residual disease
- plasma cell leukemia
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Modern diagnostic methods in multiple myelom - focus on Omics
Authors: Novakova, D, Capounova V, Baloga S, Maisnar V, Radocha J
Affiliation: 4th Department of Internal Medicine-Hematology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Charles University, 50005 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic