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myeoma therapy

We can learn a lot about myeoma therapy from Europe

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I’m excited about this weeks morning Cure Talks broadcast, featuring Dr. Antonio Palumbo, the outspoken myeloma expert from Italy.  I feel like I know Dr. Palumbo well.  Although I’ve only met him briefly, I’ve watched him make dozens of presentations at ASH and ASCO.  It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Dr. Palumbo the preeminent […]

Outdated financial rules

Outdated financial rules could hit me hard in 2015

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It’s a new year.  For me, that means a number of challenging insurance and financial hurdles loom large.  ObamaCare has nothing to do with it.  It’s all about complications caused by something that should be making my life easier: taking oral chemotherapy. The doublet of pomalidomide and dexamethasone is working for me.  But financially, the […]

Stem cell transplants

Stem cell transplants need to be improved!

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Even before my autologous stem cell transplant failed in 2011, I’ve supported expanding high dose chemotherapy to include more than melphalan. Outside of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT) in Arkansas, few transplant centers deviate from the melphalan only norm.   But common sense tells me expanding the spectrum of drugs might increase the […]