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About Cherie Rineker

Cherie Rineker, author of "A Pilgrimage Without End, Now Cancer Healed my Broken Heart", was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. After six months of every possible test, horrific bone pain, and anemia so severe that she could barely make it up the stairs to her apartment, this former triathlete and health nut found out she was in the last stage of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable, yet treatable cancer. Today, almost four years later, she is still battling the cancer, but that has not stopped her from bringing awareness to doctors and people all around the world. She has recently made the pledge to have one million dollars go toward Multiple Myeloma research. www.cherierineker.com

How the CAR-T Myeloma Trial Gave Me My Life Back, by Cherie Rineker

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells are a living drug. T-cells are a type of Lymphocytes (white blood cells) that identify and remember invading bacteria and viruses. They do this by recognizing markers on the surfaces of infectious or malignant cells. One such protein marker in multiple myeloma is BCMA (B-cell maturation antigen), a highly [...]

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Living with Myeloma: The Blessings of Birthdays

BY CHERIE RINEKER Imagine living your life as healthy as you can. You make all the right choices and eat your veggies. Heck, you even become a vegetarian. You read that eating an alkaline based diet gives your body the environment in which pathogens and cancer cells can’t live. You practice yoga, meditate and pray. [...]

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To Join or Not to Join a Clinical Trial? That Is the Question!

Blood Cancer Awareness Month: We Belong Wednesday BY CHERIE RINEKER I recently read an article that said that while only 2 to 5 percent of all adult cancer patients join a clinical trial, 60 percent of children do. This participation seems to be directly linked to the dramatic increase of survival rates for childhood cancers. [...]

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An Essay By Myeloma Survivor Cherie Rineker: Incurable Diseases, Incurable People

Cherie Rineker was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. After six months of every possible test, horrific bone pain, and anemia so severe that she could barely make it up the stairs to her apartment, this former triathlete and health nut found out she was in the last stage of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable, yet treatable [...]

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