Journal of Applied Hematology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37--44

Multiple myeloma in Saudi Arabia: Consensus of the Saudi lymphoma/myeloma group


Ahmed Alaskar1, Ahmad Alsaeed2, Fahad Z Alsharif3, Hani Alhashmi4, Mubarak Alghamdi5 
1 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; Saudi Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (SSBMT), Saudi Arabia
2 Saudi Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (SSBMT), Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia
3 Saudi Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (SSBMT); King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Saudi Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (SSBMT); King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
5 Saudi Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (SSBMT); King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmed Alaskar
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a relatively uncommon cancer in Saudi Arabia. It is estimated that MM and lymphomas accounted for 9.6%–11% of cancer-related deaths in the Kingdom in 2014. However, published data on the characteristics and treatment patterns of, and outcomes for, MM patients in Saudi Arabia are scant. The Saudi Lymphoma/Myeloma held the “Scientific Gap Analysis Advisory Board” meeting in Riyadh on January 26, 2018, which represented six Saudi specialized institutions, in order to discuss different aspects of MM management in Saudi Arabia and to reach a consensus statement in each aspect of MM in Saudi Arabia. This consensus meeting brought together a panel of Saudi experts in MM to share their views on current trends and practice in Saudi Arabia and how these compare with the global picture.


How to cite this article:
Alaskar A, Alsaeed A, Alsharif FZ, Alhashmi H, Alghamdi M. Multiple myeloma in Saudi Arabia: Consensus of the Saudi lymphoma/myeloma group.J Appl Hematol 2019;10:37-44


How to cite this URL:
Alaskar A, Alsaeed A, Alsharif FZ, Alhashmi H, Alghamdi M. Multiple myeloma in Saudi Arabia: Consensus of the Saudi lymphoma/myeloma group. J Appl Hematol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];10:37-44
Available from: http://www.jahjournal.org/article.asp?issn=1658-5127;year=2019;volume=10;issue=2;spage=37;epage=44;aulast=Alaskar;type=0