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Thalidomide and prednisolone versus prednisolone alone as consolidation therapy after autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: final analysis of the ALLG MM6 multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 study

Anna Kalff, Nola Kennedy, Angela Smiley, H Miles Prince, Andrew W Roberts, Kenneth Bradstock, Richard De Abreu Loureno, Chris Frampton, Andrew Spencer



BACKGROUND: We previously showed that consolidation therapy with thalidomide and prednisolone improved progression-free and overall survival in patients with multiple myeloma who had undergone autologous stem-cell transplantation. We aimed to assess whether these survival advantages were durable at 5 years. METHODS: The ALLG MM6 trial was a multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 trial done between Jan 13, 2002, and March 15, 2005, at 29 sites in Australia and New Zealand. Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma were randomly assigned (1:1), via computer-generated randomisation charts, to receive indefinite prednisolone maintenance alone (control group) or in combination with 12 m..

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