Please Subscribe to get a daily link to Pat's blog via email


Your privacy is important to us. We will never spam you and keep your personal data secure.

Dr. Shaji Kumar

Home/Tag:Dr. Shaji Kumar
27 07, 2013

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Shaji Kumar refreshingly frank and revealing

Tags: , , , , , |21 Comments

Before I get started I wanted to share that my father, Ted Killingsworth, has passed-away.  He was surrounded by nearly a dozen family members.  They reassure me he was comfortable and quietly slipped-away.  I will post an obit sometime next week.  I will miss you, Dad! Thursday evening I participated in a Q & A

21 07, 2013

Multiple Myeloma News

Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The myeloma world doesn't stop turning just because I"m out of town visiting my father.   Let's catch-up on a few important odds 'n ends today. First, I received an email from a reader, questioning the value of the Mayo Clinic retrospective study that Danny Parker and I reported on yesterday.  The issue: the study or

17 05, 2013

Myeloma doc’s dilemma: “Where do we use what, when and how?”

Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Awesome Patient Power video features Dr. Shaji Kumar discussing how new understanding of myeloma pathology and therapy is moving the multiple myeloma treatment field toward personalization to improve outcomes. There are now a large variety of treatment options for patients with multiple myeloma. Patients are also living longer and better with this disease, making it

31 01, 2013

Myeloma Cure Talk broadcast focuses on emerging myeloma therapies

Tags: , , , , |28 Comments

Last night I was one of four multiple myeloma patient panel members that participated on Cure Talk's Myeloma Cure Panel broadcast.  The group included fellow Floridian and host, Gary Petersen, Jack Aiello from Northern California and Cynthia Chmielewski from New Jersey. We had an opportunity to question myeloma experts, Dr. Shaji Kumar, from the Mayo

30 05, 2010

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Shaji Kumar Continues Investigation Into The Biggest Single Question Facing Multple Myeloma Patients Today: Should You Transplant Now Or Later?

Tags: , , , |2 Comments

I saved the last edition of the International Myeloma Foundation's (IMF) Myeloma Today on my "get to as soon as possible" pile near my computer.  The full color newsletter, done very professionally in color, on thick, glossy stock, was folded open to an article about Dr. Shaji Kumar's ongoing study comparing continued initial therapy and

1 10, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish For!

Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The three novel chemotherapy agents (Revlimid, Velcade, Thalomid) now commonly used to treat multiple myeloma have been so successful it has created an unforeseen problem. According to Dr. Shaji Kumar with Mayo Clinic, improved outcomes for the majority of myeloma patients using these drugs makes it more difficult to bring other, new drugs to market.