Ajay Gupta

Dr Ajay Gupta MD, is a Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology at Max Cancer Center in New Delhi. He received the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation Brigid Leventhal Award for Pediatric Oncology (for the best work in pediatric cancer research) for his work entitled ‘Randomized control trial comparing efficacy of oral amoxicillin-clavulanate and ofloxacin with intravenous ceftriaxone and amikacin as outpatient therapy in pediatric low-risk febrile neutropenia’. His professional interests include hematology and bone marrow transplants. He received his medical oncology fellowship from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Dr Gupta also trained in cardiology and internal medicine and has received the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) from the Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges in General Internal Medicine in the UK.

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Multiple myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by the proliferation of plasma cells. Much insight has been gained into the molecular pathways that lead to myeloma and indeed much more remains to be done. The understanding of these pathways is closely linked to their therapeutic implications and is stressed upon in the initial chapters. Recently, the introduction of newer agents such as bortezomib, lenalidomide, thalidomide, liposomal doxorubicin, etc. has led to a flurry of trials aimed at testing various combinations in order to improve survival. Higher response rates observed with these agents have led to their integration into induction therapies. The role of various new therapies vis a vis transplantation has also been examined. Recent advances in the management of plasmacytomas , renal dysfunction, dentistry as well as mobilization of stem cells in the context of myeloma have also found exclusive mention. Since brevity is the soul of wit our attempt has been to present before the reader a comprehensive yet brief text on this important subject.

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