Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance and Multiple Myeloma in Older Adults.


Journal Article (Review)

Multiple myeloma (MM) and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are plasma cell disorders of aging. The landscape of the diagnosis and management of MM and MGUS are rapidly changing. This article provides an updated understanding of the clinical presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of older adults with MM and MGUS. Because most oncology providers are not formally trained in geriatric medicine, geriatricians play a key role in providing oncologists with a broader understanding of patient health status in the hope of improving outcomes for older adults with MM.

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Cited Authors

  • Guerard, EJ; Tuchman, SA

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 205

PubMed ID

  • 26614868

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26614868

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2015.08.012


  • eng