Advances & More News / Newly reported from the USA: Body Mass Index Tied to Multiple Myeloma Survival

Underweight and severe obesity are associated with decreased survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Blood Cancer Journal. Urvi A. Shah, M.D., from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues assessed the impact of body mass index (BMI) on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with newly diagnosed MM. The analysis included data from 1,142 patients from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation CoMMpass registry. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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