The IMF Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options is an overview of myeloma, with a discussion of the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment options. It is hoped that the information will be helpful to health professionals and patients alike.
The IMWG consists of 109 leading myeloma researchers from around the world who collaborate on a broad range of myeloma research projects with a goal to improve myeloma treatment options and diagnostic systems.
These guidelines encompass both the published literature and expert opinions. Recommendations based upon expert opinions are identified as such. The intent is for the guidelines to be international in scope, plus provide recommendations for both clinical practice and research approaches. This article appeared in The Hematology Journal (2003) 4, 379-398.