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Monthly Archives: November 2012

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10 11, 2012

Dr. Ken Anderson discusses potential of combination therapies

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Enough about me!  Here's an excerpt I saved from earlier this week on OncLive.com, featuring an interview with Dana-Farber's Dr. Ken Anderson: Overcoming Genetic Transformation in Multiple Myeloma Bonnie Gillis - OriginallyPublished Online: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 The goal in treating newly diagnosed multiple myeloma is to achieve deep remission and prevent relapse, Kenneth C.

5 11, 2012

Patient Snapshot Update: Our friend John

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Multiple myeloma survivor, John Knighten and his wife, were kind enough to email me more pictures of the family. As a reminder, here are links to the two part story I wrote about John a couple of weeks back: Patient Snapshot: 44 year old John Knighten Patient Snapshot: 44 year old John Knighten (Part Two)

4 11, 2012

Good news! Myeloma patients can qualify to see specialists that don’t take Medicare

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I have received several emails and comments recently about myeloma specialists that don't take Medicare.  If handled correctly, there are few if any institutions that won't!  But you may need to act fast.  Here's how it's done: I have been working with my good friend, Richard Blustein of Spring Hill, Florida, on a 4th book

3 11, 2012

Danny says: Probiotic Yogurt May Reduce Stress!

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As promised, here is Danny Parker's new column about myeloma and nutrition: Probiotic Yogurt May Reduce Stress Readers may recall Dr. Brian Duries's previous blog where he announced that stress reduction might trump diet relative to those of us with multiple myeloma.  What was more important, reducing sugar or reducing anxiety? http://myeloma.org/MtEntryPage.action?source=/imf_blogs/myeloma_voices/2012/03/sugar.html While Dr. Durie

1 11, 2012

Bring on the Raspberries and Pomegranate!

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Our good friend and nutritional guru, Danny Parker, is at it again!  Check-out how he recommends incorporating healthy raspberries and pomegranate into our diets: Bring on the Raspberries and Pomegranate Okay friends.  After the general downer of telling you about acrylamide last week, I have some good news to balance that “bad news” outing. Raspberries