By Cynthia Chmielewski | Posted - Dec 27th, 2021





HealthTree University: Myeloma Genetics (3/3)

There are some genes that are commmonly mutated in myeloma, measured in tests, and relevant to myeloma treatment. Watch the following HealthTree University videos to learn more about this important aspect of your disease. You can watch the entire course at

18.08    What are oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, DNA repair genes and common types of each?


18.09    What is BRAF, RAS (K RAS, N RAS)? Can these genes be mutated? Are there other mutated genes associated with myeloma? How are gene mutations determined?


18.1    Why is myeloma hard to treat? What is meant by a signaling pathway?


18.11    What is a genetic signature?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Leif Bergsagel, MD
  • Brian Van Ness, PhD

Want more?

We have over 300 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!


Cynthia Chmielewski
About the Author

Cynthia Chmielewski - Cynthia Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University.


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