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14 08, 2013

Well known myeloma specialist: Patients who don’t achieve CR may live as long as patients who do

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Last Saturday the Myeloma Beacon ran an opinion piece by one of the best and brightest multiple myeloma specialists, Mayo Clinic's Dr. Vincent Rajkumar,  titled, Should Myeloma Patients Panic If They Do Not Achieve A Complete Response? In it, Dr. Rajkumar stressed that myeloma patients should not despair if they are unable to achieve a

28 07, 2012

IMF Support Group Leaders’ Summit – Dallas, Texas (Part One)

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The IMF staff tries to do so much on  these annual group leader weekends. Medical information, ways to help facilitate groups more effectively, sharing and caring exercises. It's exciting, but a lot to cover in a few short days. And it can get a bit frustrating, too.  We are staying at the beautiful Four Seasons

7 08, 2011

Did You Miss This? Myeloma Beacon Article From Last Month Worth A Look…

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I saved a link back to this Myeloma Beacon story about new ways to measure a multiple myeloma patient's complete response. The article is a bit technical, but there is a lot of good information here for all myeloma patients: New Response Type May Help Determine Multiple Myeloma Patients’ Prognoses By Jessica Langholz - Originally

1 06, 2011

Analysis Of 17 Year Stem Cell Transplant Study Available From The Myeloma Beacon

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The Myeloma Beacon just ran a story about the long-term transplant follow-up study I featured this morning.  Great minds must think alike!Melissa Cobleigh does an excellent job breaking down the study results.  Check-out the article by clicking-on the headline link below:Complete Response After Stem Cell Transplant For Myeloma Indicates Best PrognosisThis has the potential to

1 06, 2011

Spanish Study Follows Stem Cell Transplant Patients For 17 Years, Producing Surprising Results…

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Interested in long-term success/failure rates of stem cell transplants?  Check-out this Abstract from this month's Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology: Long-term prognostic significance of response in multiple myeloma after stem cell transplantation Joaquin Martinez-Lopez1,*, Joan Blade2, María-Victoria Mateos3, Carlos Grande1, Adrián Alegre4, José García-Laraña5, Anna Sureda6, Javier de la Rubia7, Eulogio

4 12, 2010

Live Coverage From IMF’s Multiple Myeloma Expert Panel Discussion Friday, December 3rd from the annual American Society of Hematology Meetings

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Good evening from the Grand Ballroom at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  I'm covering the IMF’s ASH kick-off event, Key Myeloma Questions for 2010: Latest Developments int Diagnosis, Prognosis and Risk Assessment in Multiple Myeloma.This should be of special interest to a cyber friend of mine, Thomas from Germany. Thomas contacted me three or four

2 03, 2010

Reader Support For Respecting Diverse Therapy Decisions Made By Multiple Myeloma Patients

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I often reference e-mail comments I get behind the scenes about articles posted here from all over the world.  This reader has graciously allowed me to reproduce an example of this--a copy of her e-mail commenting on the article I wrote a week ago entitled, "Can't Multiple Myeloma Patients, Caregivers and Bloggers Just Get Along?"Just a