MYELOMA – mSMART is the way to go

Mayo Stratification of Myeloma and Risk-Adapted Therapy (mSMART) developed by the Mayo Clinic, unlike the present staging systems takes cytogenetic features into consideration and stratifies patients into High risk, Intermediate risk and Low risk groups. The clinician, based on the risk, then decides on the most appropriate therapy. This Risk-Adapted Therapy should result in better outcomes without compromising care. The 2013 mSMART Consensus Guidelines were published in the April issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.