Maintenance therapy is the continued use of drug therapy for multiple myeloma after a response has been achieved. The response can be achieved either through the use of a stem cell transplant or through chemotherapy alone. In this video, Dr. Robert Orlowski, chief of the myeloma section at MD Anderson Cancer Center, gives an introduction to this common, but sometimes controversial treatment approach. How important is it to maintain a constant remission? What are the risks of receiving cytotoxic agents for extended periods of time?

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