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Our references

Below is a list of the key references we use to produce our information. If you would like to find out about the references used for specific Myeloma UK publications, please get in touch.

  1. Bird, J., et al., 2009. UK Myeloma Forum (UKMF) and Nordic Myeloma Study Group (NMSG): guidelines for the investigation of newly detected M‐proteins and the management of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). British Journal of Haematology, 147(1), pp.22-42
  2. Bird, J., et al., 2013. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma 2013. British Journal of Haematology, 167, pp.131-133
  3. Caers, J., et al., 2018. Diagnosis, treatment, and response assessment in solitary plasmacytoma: updated recommendations from a European Expert Panel. Journal of Hematology and Oncology, 11(1), p.10.
  4. Caers, J., et al., 2018. European Myeloma Network recommendations on tools for the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple myeloma: what to use and when. Haematologica, 103(11), pp.1772-1784
  5. Cancer Research UK. 2017. Myeloma statistics. Cancer Research UK
  6. Chantry, A., et al., 2017. Guidelines for the use of imaging in the management of patients with myeloma. British Journal of Haematology. 178(3), pp.380-393
  7. Gavriatopoulou, M., et al., 2018. European myeloma network recommendations on diagnosis and management of patients with rare plasma cell dyscrasias. Leukemia, 32, pp.1883-1898
  8. Gillmore, J.D., et al., 2015. Guidelines on the diagnosis and investigation of AL amyloidosis. British Journal of Haematology, 168(2), pp.207-218
  9. Hillengass, J., et al., 2019. International myeloma working group consensus recommendations on imaging in monoclonal plasma cell disorders. Lancet Oncology, 20(6), pp.e302-e312
  10. Ludwig, H., et al., 2014. International Myeloma Working Group recommendations for global myeloma care. Leukemia, 28(5), pp.981-992
  11. Musto, P., et al., 2021. 2021 European Myeloma Network review and consensus statement on smoldering multiple myeloma: how to distinguish (and manage) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Haematologica, 106(11), pp.2799-2812
  12. Myeloma Academy. 2017. Nursing Best Practice Guides
  13. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 2016. Myeloma: diagnosis and management. NICE guideline (NG35)
  14. Rabin, N., et al., 2014. United Kingdom Myeloma Forum position statement on the use of consolidation and maintenance treatment in myeloma. International journal of Laboratory Hematology, 36(6), pp.665-675
  15. Rajkumar, S.V., et al., 2014. International Myeloma Working Group updated criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The Lancet Oncology, 15(12), pp.e538-e548
  16. Rajkumar, S.V., et al., 2020. Multiple myeloma: 2020 update on diagnosis, risk-stratification and management. American Journal of Hematology. 95(5), pp.548-567.
  17. Sive, J., et al., 2021. Guidelines on the diagnosis, investigation and initial treatment of myeloma: a British Society for Haematology/UK Myeloma Forum Guideline. British Journal of Haematology, 193(2), pp.245-268.
  18. Snowden, J.A., et al., 2011. Guidelines for supportive care in multiple myeloma 2011. British journal of haematology, 154(1), pp.76-103
  19. Snowden, J.A., et al., 2017. Guidelines for screening and management of late and long‐term consequences of myeloma and its treatment. British Journal of Haematology, 176(6), pp.888-907
  20. van de Donk, N., et al., 2014. The clinical relevance and management of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and related disorders: recommendations from the European Myeloma Network. Haematologica, 99(6), pp.984-996
  21. Wechalekar, A.D., et al., 2015. Guidelines on the management of AL amyloidosis. British Journal of Haematology, 168(2), pp.186-206

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