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The IMF brings you highlights from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held May 31-June 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties, making it an excellent venue for exploring the theme of the Meeting — "Building Bridges to Conquer Cancer."

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ASCO 2013: Dr. Usmani - Total therapy 5 (TT5) for newly diagnosed high-risk multiple myeloma (HRMM): Comparison with predecessor trials total therapy 3a and 3b (TT3 a/b).

Saad Usmani, MD, FACP
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansa, USA

ASCO 2013: Dr. Lonial - Phase (Ph) I/II study of elotuzumab (Elo) plus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (Len/dex) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RR MM): Updated Ph II results and Ph I/II long-term safety.

Sagar Lonial, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ASCO 2013: Dr. Nooka- Early versus delayed autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in patients receiving induction therapy with lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVD) for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM).

Ajay Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ASCO 2013: Dr. Richardson - MM-005: A phase I trial of pomalidomide, bortezomib, and low-dose dexamethasone (PVD) in relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).

Paul Richardson, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

ASCO 2013: Dr. Weisel - MM-003: A phase III, multicenter, randomized, open-label study of pomalidomide (POM) plus low-dose dexamethasone (LoDEX) versus high-dose dexamethasone (HiDEX) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).

Katja Weisel, MD
University Hospital Tuebingen
Tuebingen, Germany

ASCO 2013: Dr. Jakubowiak - Treatment outcome with the combination of carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and low-dose dexamethasone (CRd) for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) after extended follow-up.

Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

ASCO 2013: Dr. Palumbo - Melphalan/prednisone/lenalidomide (MPR) versus high-dose melphalan and autologous transplantation (MEL200) plus lenalidomide maintenance or no maintenance in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients.

Antonio Palumbio, MD
University Of Turin
Turin, Italy

ASCO 2013: Dr. Palumbo - Second primary malignancies (SPM) in newly diagnosed myeloma (MM) patients treated with lenalidomide (Len): Meta-analysis of 6,383 individual patient data (IPD).

Antonio Palumbio, MD
University Of Turin
Turin, Italy

ASCO 2013: Dr. Jagannath - Pomalidomide (POM) with or without low-dose dexamethasone (LoDEX) in patients (Pts) with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM): MM-002 phase II age subgroup analysis.

Sundar Jagannath, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York, USA