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27 05, 2013

High risk myeloma patients: Would you like the good or bad news first?

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Depending on which myeloma expert you ask, roughly 85% of multiple myeloma patients are considered to be "standard" or "low risk."  I'm fortunate to fall into this most common category.  And because I do--and so many other patients do, too--I tend to write most about us.  But what about high risk patients? Ironically, two or

15 02, 2013

New study pinpoints Velcade as drug of choice for high risk myeloma patients

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Our good friend and nutritional columnist, Danny Parker, is excited about a new study released last week in the Journal of the American Society of Hematology:  Improving overall survival and overcoming adverse prognosis in the treatment of cytogenetically high-risk multiple myeloma. Danny is considered a high risk patient, so I understand why this comprehensive study

24 09, 2012

Register For Myeloma CureTalk Panel Discussion tomorrow!

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I have gladly volunteered to become part of an online experiment of sorts. Priya Menon, Scientific Media Editor at CureTalk, has invited me to be part of an ongoing series of call-in panel discussions, featuring top myeloma experts, bloggers and activists. The first program aired a few weeks back.  It featured Dr. Vij Raj, and

3 05, 2012

French researchers identify why some myeloma patients live longer

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Multiple myeloma researchers have spent the last decade trying to determine which patients are high risk and less likely to respond favorably to treatment. This report is encouraging.  It focuses on ways to identify patients who are likely to live LONGER than median life expectancy numbers would indicate. Mary Ann Moon does a good job

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

7 09, 2010

Link To International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Molecular Classification of Multiple Myeloma

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Information on this IMF site provides a biological classification of multiple myeloma and establishes the prognostic value of known genetic factors. In other words, this excellent resource identifies the factors which help researchers and oncologists classify a case of multiple myeloma as standard, intermediate or high risk.How a case of multiple myeloma is classified helps

18 06, 2010

High Risk Multiple Myeloma Research Studies Featured At ASCO

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Yesterday I shared part of my conversation/interview with Dr. Ravi Vij, a multiple myeloma specialist with the University of Washington School of Medicine.  The conversation centered on the University of Arkansas Medical Center's intense research into classifying and treating high risk myeloma.Here is a link to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Data Base, connecting

17 06, 2010

University Of Arkansas Medical Center Pushes Advances In High Risk Multiple Myeloma Therapy

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Before we move on, I wanted to share some of Dr. Ravi Vij's thoughts about UAMS—the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Myeloma docs and researchers there have been developing an aggressive form of anti-myeloma treatment called Total Therapy (TT). Arkansas myeloma specialist, Dr. Barlogie, and other UAMS myeloma researchers are best known for helping newly

14 04, 2010

UAMS Researchers Identify Abnormal Over Expression Of MicroRNAs In High-Risk Multiple Myeloma

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Here is a link to a timely press release, Scientists Find New Genetic Clue for Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis, Treatment, Released: 4/12/2010.  Source: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Newswise  Multiple myeloma researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently discovered that widespread activity of a specific class of genes can identify aggressive, or