Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: In India, incidence of multiple myeloma affects 1.8 % in a population of 100,000. Approximately, 50,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed each year. A recent study conducted by CORE Diagnostics reveal that genetic abnormalities are more prevalent among younger median age of 50 years to 70 years, which forms 65 % of total multiple myeloma cases.
The study aimed to find out the frequency of cytogenetic aberrations in multiple myeloma patients in the Indian perspective. Study was conducted using Plasma Cell Enrichment Technique, which is a more accurate mechanism for separating plasma cells from other cells during testing. The test has revolutionized genetic analysis and enabled precise determination of the presence and frequency of genetic abnormalities.