Procedure in which stem cells from another person are transplanted into a patient.
Serious condition where a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs or lower abdomen. DVT is treated with a blood thinner (also called an anticoagulant).
A therapy consisting of the combination of melphalan, a chemotherapy drug, and prednisone, a steroid. MP has been used in myeloma treatment for many years. Today, it is usually given in combination with one of the newer agents, such as Revlimid, Velcade or Thalomid.
Drug or treatment that is designed to look like the medicine being tested but that does not have the active ingredient; rarely used in cancer treatment trials.