Several approaches may be used to treat multiple myeloma.
Stem cell transplantation. Blood-forming cells are removed from the patient’s or the donor’s blood or bone marrow. The stem cells are frozen while the patient receives high-dose chemotherapy and then re-infused into the patient’s blood stream. Learn about the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Duke.
Clinical trials. Studies of new or experimental treatments may help some patients manage their disease. Find out about current clinical trials at Duke.
Supportive care. Using drugs, such as bisphosphonates, the process of bone deterioration that can result in bone weakness and fractures can be slowed.