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The Utility of MRD Testing for Myeloma Patient Treatment and Outcomes

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HealthTree Podcast for MM

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Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) testing is a more sensitive way to test for remaining disease following myeloma treatment. Its use could change the way experts treat multiple myeloma now and in the future. MRD testing may help determine which patients should stay on treament or which patients are able to stop if they stay MRD negative for a long period of time. It may help prevent over or under treating patients. 

In this show Benjamin Derman, MD of the University of Chicago shares what MRD testing is, how it's being used in clinical trials as a new clinical trial end point, what the FDA wants to see in clinical trial data, how it could be used to determine if treatment can stop baesd on a patient's status, why it's needed and when it should be used. Patients can take advantage of the progress in testing to truly personalize and optimize their care. 

Thanks to our episode sponsor, Menarini Silicon Biosystems

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