About this Research Topic
We are delighted to present this Editor’s Challenge, led by Dr. Claudio Cerchione, and in collaboration with Prof. Kenneth Anderson, asking if it is time for a targeted therapy in multiple myeloma?
The Current State of Targeted Therapies in Myeloma
Although the myeloma treatment landscape has expanded with the introduction of proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs, monoclonal and bispecific antibody therapies, and CAR-T, the disease remains incurable. Currently, considering the heterogeneity of this disease, there are not strictly any targeted therapies available for multiple myeloma, with therapies instead working through pathways common to all plasma cells.
Next-generation sequencing and other sensitive technologies have revealed the genetic complexity of myeloma progression and treatment response. This has also led to the exploration of novel targeted approaches. Emerging targets are BCMA (i.e. belantamab, bispecific antibodies, and CAR-T), XPO1 (selinexor), as well as t(11;14) for venetoclax-based treatments.
This Research Topic invites Original Research, Clinical Trial, and Review type manuscripts contributing to the exploration and advancement of profiling, potential targets and targeted therapies in multiple myeloma.
Please note: manuscripts consisting solely of bioinformatics or computational analysis of public genomic or transcriptomic databases which are not accompanied by validation (independent cohort or biological validation in vitro or in vivo) are out of scope for this section and will not be accepted as part of this Research Topic.
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Keywords: myeloma, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, genetics, genomics, t(4;14), FGFR3, MMSET, BRAF, TP53, RB1, CDK2NC, monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies
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