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7 07, 2014

Weighing pros and cons of L-glutamine

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Talk about conflicting data!   According to a number of researchers, the amino acid, L-glutamine, may be bad for multiple myeloma patients.  Yet taken in large enough doses it clearly helps many control their peripheral neuropathy. Danny Parker and I have warned our readers repeatedly about the risks of taking L-glutamine (most shorten it to "glutamine")

24 04, 2014

Relaxation, exercise and nutrition webinar broadcast May 8th

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International Myeloma Foundation Support Group Director, Robin Tuohy, asked me to post information about an upcoming informational teleconference, sponsored by the IMF.  Glad to help get the word out, Robin! INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION presents Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference Series “Living Well with Myeloma:  Stopping to Breathe While Moving Forward! The benefits of rest, relaxation,

23 01, 2014

Hope for a cure: Tom’s allo transplant journey (Part Six)

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Congratulations, Tom!  Donor stem cells were infused yesterday.  Tom is part of a groundbreaking study where Velcade is used before, during and/or after transplant to help reduce graft/host disease (GVHD). My myeloma specialist, Dr. Melissa Alsina, is spearheading this probe into how and why Velcade seems to significantly block GVHD.  She recently told me that

2 12, 2011

What an amazing experience! (Part One)

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Wednesday I took part in a media press event at the Charles Hotel in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, located just across the river from Boston. Titled Surrogates or Survival: A Discussion on Endpoints in Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials, the panel discussion  focused on the role of progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) data in