Here is part of an interesting article I just read on Jacksonvile.com about an attempt to get minority neighborhoods involved with multiple myeloma research:
Mayo Clinic started an idea Thursday at the Greater Payne AME Church at 1230 Claudia Spencer St. – if people won’t seek medical advice, bring the advice to them.
Backed up by a high-tech mobile research lab on winter break from Mayo’s icy Rochester, Minn., hometown, medical staff presented cancer prevention tips to about 25 residents. They also offered a chance to participate in a research study on multiple myeloma, a medical condition found in certain minority populations.
“We are introducing a research project to the community to look at the prevalence of abnormal proteins that could signify multiple myeloma,” said oncologist Gerardo Colon-Otero, who leads the study. “The blood samples we will obtain from people who want to participate in this research will help us study the potential causes … and hopefully lead to new treatments down the road.”
Read the entire article by going to Jacksonville.Com/Multiple Myeloma Mobile Research Lab. There is a picture and schedule of mobile unit stops in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat