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Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia



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Bendamustine in the glossary for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

An alkylating agent (chemotherapy)

Bendamustine, is a chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma (MM), and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).1 It is administered intravenously. Bendamustine belongs to the alkylating-agent family of anticancer agents. Its mechanism of action involves interfering with the function of DNA and RNA. Bendamustine is authorized for use in a number of European countries.2,3

Glossary overview


1.Bendamustine SmPC. Available from; https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/7302/smpc#gref. Accessed November 12th, 2021.
2.Dennie TW and Kolesar JM. Bendamustine for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and rituximab-refractory, indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Clin Ther 2009: 31(2);2290-311.
3.Thiesen, J. Hospital Pharmacy Europe - Bendamustine. 2021. Available from; https://hospitalpharmacyeurope.com/news/editors-pick/bendamustine/. Accessed November 12th, 2021.
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