In March, Pattie wrote about Dr. Brian Van Ness’s research initiative, “Bank On A Cure” on our other blog, www.HelpWithCancer.Org. This innovative program has amazing potential! With the help of the International Myeloma Foundation, Dr. Van Ness and several research teams in Europe and the US have been studying DNA samples from more than 1000 myeloma patients in an attempt to isolate genes specific to myeloma. So far so good! At a recent meeting in Stillwater, Minnesota, Dr. Van Ness revealed that significant progress had already been made. The ultimate goal: To allow oncologists to tailor myeloma treatments individually for each patient based on their unique, individual genome, increasing the success of treatment and minimizing side effects. Go to Bank on a Cure to learn more.
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