Different MAF translocations confer similar prognosis in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients. Academic Article uri icon



  • The MAF translocations, t(14;16) and t(14;20), are considered as adverse prognostic factors based on few studies with small sample sizes. We report on their prognostic impact in a large group of 254 patients - 223 (87.8%) with t(14;16) and 31 (12.2%) with t(14;20). There were no intergroup differences in survival estimates. Median progression-free survival was 16.6 months for t(14;16) and 24.9 months for t(14;20) (p = 0.28). Median overall survival (OS) was 54.0 months and 49.0 months, respectively (p = 0.62). Median OS in patients who underwent double autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) was 107.0 months versus 60.0 months in patients who received single ASCT (p < 0.001). ISS 3 was associated with shorter OS (HR = 1.89; 95% CI 1.24-3.19; p = 0.005) in Cox analysis. Our study suggests that t(14;20) should be considered as an adverse factor of equal prognostic implication to t(14;16).


publication date

  • April 19, 2020


Scopus Document Identifier

  • 85083656922

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10428194.2020.1749605

PubMed ID

  • 32306794

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