Paper: Long-Term Survivors after Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: Bone Marrow Minimal Residual Disease, PET/CT and Immunological Status
Results: Twenty patients (20/160; 12.5%) were alive and in continuous CR after ASCT beyond 5 years; nine (5.7%) remained in CR for more than 10 years. In the alloSCT group, 6 out 58 patients (10.3%) were in CR beyond 5 years (3 of them for more than 10 years). Remarkably, two patients were in CR after 20 and 28 years after ASCT and alloSCT, respectively.
I'm in CR for more than six years now. Already far beyond expectations.
Reason for optimism.