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13 12, 2010

Whether Or Not To Use Maintenance Therapy: A Patient’s Perspective

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, maintenance therapy was one of several hot topics at this year's American Society of Hematology annual meeting in Orlando, Florida last week.  Maintenance therapy is a term which is used to to describe treating a patient with chemotherapy after a stem cell transplant (SCT).   But it can also apply

28 10, 2010

Unexpected Tour Of The Institute For Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research: Interview With Dr. James Berenson- Part Three

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There is no question stem cell transplants (SCTs) help many patients for a number of years. But the procedure is not without risk—and some patients get very little benefit in the end.As with most things in life, timing is everything! How and when it is best to undergo a SCT is one of the most

1 09, 2010

Generic Revlimid? Think Of The Patient/Insurance/Medicare Dollars That Could Be Saved!

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Here is a timely press release, filed by Celgene and posted on Yahoo Finance, which relates to our ongoing discussion concerning the high cost of anti-multiple myeloma chemotherapy medications:Celgene Expects to Receive a Paragraph IV Notification of an ANDA Filing for REVLIMID®SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG - News) today announced that information was posted

8 07, 2010

Young Women With Multiple Myeloma at Highest Risk for Nausea and Pain From Stem Cell Transplant

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I first wrote about this surprising trend in March.  At the time, I did not realize woman are at higher risk for pain and nausea following a stem cell transplant:  March 16, 2010 (Atlanta, Georgia) — Researchers have identified predictors of adverse symptoms in cancer patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and found that being

27 05, 2010

Say It Isn’t So In 2010—African American Multiple Myeloma Patients Face Therapy Discrimination

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The Medical College of Wisconsin published an important press release this week.  The title:  African-Americans and women are less likely to undergo bone marrow transplantation.This single paragraph, found near the end of the release, sums up the disturbing results:The researchers' analysis revealed that HCT is more frequently used to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma in

18 03, 2010

Young Women With Multiple Myeloma at Highest Risk for Nausea and Pain From Stem Cell Transplant

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I did not know that woman are at higher risk for pain and nausea following a SCT.  (Don't be confused--a SCT and HSCT are the same thing--a stem cell transplant) Here is part of an article I read today on Medscape Medical News today:March 16, 2010 (Atlanta, Georgia) — Researchers have identified predictors of adverse