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June 29, 2017
June 20, 2017
No two myeloma patients are the same. That being said, every patient, no matter their case, should learn and be aware of their specific cancer. They key to achieving that knowledge is patient literacy. According to David Somekh, Director of European Health Futures Forum, “…to be literate in their disease means that the patient understands[...]
June 6, 2017
Choosing a doctor to treat your multiple myeloma is one of the most important decisions you will make. Although a hematologist or oncologist can administer care, myeloma patients will live longer, according to the Mayo Clinic, if they are seen by a multiple myeloma specialist. Those who treat myeloma exclusively are able to stay up-to-date[...]
May 27, 2017
At the age of seventeen, one of my best friends was diagnosed with brain cancer. As she began chemo treatments the doctors explained that she would slowly lose her hair. Initially, that was frightening to her, but as she began to watch chunks of hair fall out as she brushed, she decided then and there that[...]
July 23, 2016
Earlier, we ran a story about proteasome inhibitors. But there is much to say about this critical class of drugs used to treat myeloma. To read that article, click here. As we know, there are many classes of drugs used alone and in combinations to treat multiple myeloma. One such drug class is the “proteasome[...]
July 13, 2016
June 30, 2016
BY JIM OMEL, MD Proteasome inhibitors are a staple in multiple myeloma therapy. Why do new versions of this important drug class continue to be developed, even in the age of immunotherapies? It’s simple: they still work to kill myeloma cells. Every cell’s life is started by protein messages. The cell begins with instructions from[...]
June 21, 2016
We often hear the terms MGUS and “smoldering myeloma.” But what do these two terms mean and how do they differ from those with active multiple myeloma? What Does MGUS Stand For? MGUS is the acronym for monoclonal gammopahty of undermined significance. It is generally thought that all myeloma disease begins with this MGUS precursor[...]
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