Multiple myeloma has been one of the most studied malignancies since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century. During the last decade, knowledge about the disease has advanced rapidly.'Multiple Myeloma' provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the condition emphasising current diagnosis and management. The book examines the impact that sophisticated new techniques (such as immunophenotyping, cell sorting, cytogenetics, growth-factor analysis, and molecular biology) have had on our understanding of the disease. New treatment methods have not been introduced without difficulties, and the risk factors of intensive antibacterial and antiviral therapies and transplantation are fully discussed.The contributors are all recognised experts in the field with 'hands on' experience, making this invaluable reading for oncologists and haematologists.