Multiple Myeloma Treatments


stem cell transplant

Stem Cell Transplant

Autologous stem cell transplant (using your own stem cells) is a standard treatment in multiple myeloma. Even with newly approved drug classes, melphalan used in the transplant process is still the single most powerful agent to fight myeloma.  Learn More >


proteasome

Proteasome Inhibitors

The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib entered myeloma therapy in the early 2000s. Now, carfilzomib and ixazomib have joined the proteasome inhibitor family. This class of drugs is effective at killing myeloma cells by turning a normal cell “recycling” process into a process that allows the garbage protein to accumulate until the myeloma cell blows up.  Learn More >


Corticosteroids

The drugs dexamethasone and prednisone are the myeloma drugs that patients love to hate. They work in combination or alone to kill myeloma cells directly. Learn More >