The current standard-of-care therapy for patients with multiple myeloma is autologous stem-cell transplantation; however, whether this approach should be enhanced or displaced by triplet combination therapy is the subject of ongoing debate. We discuss the latest trial that has attempted to address this question and the impact of transplantation and triplet therapy assessment and surrogate end points in future trial design.
Refers to Attal, M. et al. Lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone with transplantation for myeloma. N. Engl. J. Med. 376, 1311-1320 (2017)