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3 10, 2013

Myeloma patient flourishes on POM/Kyprolis combo

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Myeloma survivor, fellow blogger and co-host of the monthly Myeloma Cure Panel broadcasts, Gary Petersen, followed up my on-air support group meeting Monday night, interviewing my guest, 14 year survivor Paula Van Ripper. Paula's story caught my attention for several reasons.  She has been able to continue to work full-time for Rutgers University.  Paula was

29 09, 2013

Reminder: On-air myeloma support group meeting tomorrow at 6 PM

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I would like to remind my readers about tomorrow evening's on-air myeloma support group, sponsored by Cure Talk.  Priya Menon produces the broadcasts.  She blogged about how the concept got started--and Monday's 6 PM meeting--on the Cure Talk's website last week: Myeloma Survivors Reaching Out Across The Globe and Connecting on Cure Panel’s Live On

10 12, 2009

Another Patient Profile From ASH

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I met Paula Van Riper at a breakfast meeting while in New Orleans. Paula is an older multiple myeloma survivor, but you wouldn't know it after experiencing her incredibly high energy level! Having undergone just about every possible myeloma therapy, this New Jersey native was doing great--or so she thought. But she couldn't help but