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23 12, 2015

Canadian patients need help getting daratumumab

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My good friend from north of the border, Nancy Shamanna, asked me to share this link to a survey for patients that have taken daratumumab (Darzalex). She's hoping a positive response might move Canadian officials to adopt the new immunotherapy sooner rather than later: Myeloma Canada seeks patient and caregiver treatment input Dear patient/caregiver, Myeloma

3 01, 2015

Stem cell transplants need to be improved!

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Even before my autologous stem cell transplant failed in 2011, I've supported expanding high dose chemotherapy to include more than melphalan. Outside of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT) in Arkansas, few transplant centers deviate from the melphalan only norm.   But common sense tells me expanding the spectrum of drugs might increase the

8 06, 2014

Health Canada’s approval of Pomalyst only first step

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Interested in how myeloma drugs are approved and paid for in other countries?  It can get complicated.  Here's a notification from Myeloma Canada, notifying patients and caregivers that despite a recommendation for public funding,  individual provinces have not approved Pomalyst (pomalidomide) yet: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */