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Melanie Murray
The Australasian Myeloma Research Consortium (AMaRC) in collaboration with theAustralasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG) and the Myeloma and Related DiseasesRegistry (MRDR) is conducting a phase II study to investigate the optimal usage oflenalidomide and/or bortezomib in newly-diagnosed transplant-ineligible myeloma patientsbased on a frailty score (frailty is characterised by a decline in body functions). If...
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The New Zealand Myeloma Interest Group is comprised of representative haematologists from District Health Boards around the country with a special interest and expertise in MM. We reviewed the currently available evidence, including randomised controlled trials, retrospective data and conference abstracts, and interpreted these in the context of treatment options available in New Zealand to...
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Myeloma experts convened in person and online for the 2022 Multiple Myeloma Queenstown Summit, hosted by Myeloma New Zealand. This year’s meeting included presentations from local and international experts, including the Chief Medical Officer of the International Myeloma Foundation, Professor Joseph Mikhael, Assistant Professor Jonathan Keats from Arizona, and Professor Simon Harrison and Dr Simon...
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Myeloma New Zealand has started a campaign to press Pharmac into funding a treatment that has been standard-of-care throughout the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for more than five years. Myeloma NZ trustee Nichola Oakenfull has been interviewed for the article, well done Nichola! Here is the RNZ article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/474629/blood-cancer-patient-charity-campaigns-for-pharmac-to-fund-medicine
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MEDIA RELEASE 7 September 2022 New Zealanders living with multiple myeloma, a deadly, relapsing/remitting blood cancer, are mounting a major, evidence-based campaign to press Pharmac into funding a transformative treatment that has been standard-of-care throughout the OECD for more than 5 years.    Myeloma patient and trustee of Myeloma NZ Nichola Oakenfull says patients who’ve...
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I hope that you are all keeping as well as possible with all these viruses circulating at the moment. I see from some comments on the Facebook page that some of you have used Paxlovid at the onset of Covid symptoms and found this intervention helpful. It is a challenging time for myeloma patients and...
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OPINION: How long does it take you to make a decision about whether or not to buy something? You’ve got all the information in front of you. You know it’s a good product. It works. You need it. And you’ve got the money to buy it. So how long will it take? What if I said...
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In August 2022, Myeloma New Zealand is hosting its 4th Myeloma Summit for medical professionals in Queenstown. Held in 2016,2018, 2020 and now again in 2022, the Summit brings together medical professionals involved with Myeloma in NZ to share and to learn from one another and from the international speakers who join the meeting.  This year...
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