How does the FDA approval of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to test for MRD in multiple myeloma affect patients?

 

In this week’s video, Dr. Durie discusses the two main types of minimal residual disease (MRD) tests for multiple myeloma – next-generation sequencing (NGS) and next-generation flow (NGF).

BOTTOM LINE:
The FDA approval of the NGS test for MRD is excellent news, but this testing is still not ready for use in day-to-day clinical practice.

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