Special Issue "Controversies in Multiple Myeloma: A Theme Issue in Honor of Prof. Dr. Jesús San Miguel"

A special issue of Hemato (ISSN 2673-6357). This special issue belongs to the section "Plasma Cell Disorders".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 402

Special Issue Editors

Clínica Universidad de Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: multiple myeloma; amyloidosis; Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia; acute myeloid leukemia; minimal residual disease; circulating tumor cells; flow cytometry
Department of Hematology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Interests: multiple myeloma; new drugs; adverse events; quality of life; drug resistance; AL amyloidosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to honor Prof. Jesús San Miguel his outstanding scientific and clinical contributions in the field of multiple myeloma. His ability to integrate the clinic and the bench on a translational research model to serve patients was fueled since the beginning of his career by his mentor, Antonio López Borrasca. Since then, he has devoted his life to improving diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with monoclonal gammopathies, and to train >40 Hematologists and >30 PhD students and instill in them his dream of curing hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Prof. San Miguel is the author of nearly 1,000 manuscripts, and his contributions range from the i) leadership in pivotal studies that led to the approval of five therapies in multiple myeloma, ii) introducing the concept of early detection and intervention in smouldering myeloma and MRD states, iii) establishment of centralized cores for diagnosis and monitoring that have benefited >10,000 patients with hematological malignancies; iv) generating national and international cooperative groups and networks; and, v) passionate, committed service to the medical community and patients through the participation on domestic and international committees and commissions, as well as the generation of >20 guidelines and consensus documents on diagnosis, classification and treatment. One of Prof. San Miguel his unique personal features is that he cares profoundly about his colleagues and his main aim is to try to help others around him; that is why he is more than a myeloma expert, he is a respected personality and a friend for most of the members of the myeloma community.

This Special Issue covers several important but still controversial topics in the field of multiple myeloma including the management of high-risk smouldering myeloma, the role of prognostic and predictive factors of autologous stem cell transplantation. In addition, the increasing role of MRD, novel therapeutic agents like CAR-T and bispecific antibodies, the management of frail elderly patients and the road towards a cure in myeloma are discussed. The papers are written by world-leading experts in the field who are, last but not least, also good friends of Prof San Miguel.

Dr. Bruno Paiva
Prof. Dr. Michel Delforge
Guest Editors

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  • multiple myeloma
  • smouldering multiple myeloma
  • prognostic factors
  • autologous stem cell transplantation
  • minimal residual disease
  • frailty
  • CAR-T and bispecific antibodies
  • cure

Published Papers

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