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24 08, 2012

What causes multiple myeloma? Is there a genetic link?

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Until recently, most myeloma experts have agreed that there is no nutritional or genetic familial link back to multiple myeloma.  In other words, there is/was no proof that what we ate--or who we were related to--could cause bone marrow cancer. Earlier this summer I blogged about possible nutritional causes: Proof of nutritional link to multiple

22 05, 2012

Death of a brother touches me deeply…

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Does multiple myeloma run in families?  Most experts say no. Tell that to the Martin family.  Reader Larry Martin emailed me a week ago to share that his younger brother, Lee, died April 30th from complications associated with his multiple myeloma. Larry wrote how his brother had been able to work and spend time with

22 06, 2010

Genetic Variations Associated With Treatment Response: A Research Study Presented Last Week At The European Hematology Association Meetings In Spain

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More evidence about how a patient's genetic make-up can effect how well they react to treatment:Genetic Variations Influence Patient Response to Treatment for Multiple Myeloma: Presented at EHA  By Jenny Powers for Doctor's GuideBARCELONA, Spain -- June 16, 2010 -- The response to standard therapeutics used for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM)