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This article was originally published on TB Newswatch.com THUNDER BAY – Jerry Vanderwey went through months of unexplained rib and back pain before discovering the cause was multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, back in 2012. He hoped Sunday’s Multiple Myeloma March at Prince Arthur’s Landing would grow awareness of the disease so others might flag...
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This was originally published by News Medical Life Sciences By combining genomic testing and next generation sequencing technology, a new partnership led by RCSI researchers aims to advance predictive tests for multiple myeloma (MM), the second most common blood cancer in Ireland. The study will be carried out at Beaumont Hospital Dublin and run through...
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Dr. Richard E. Stein, Chairman of the Crohn’s & Colitis NZ Charitable Trust, has asked for our support to help share their petition for funding of a desperately needed medication. Their petition asks for funding for a medication called ustekinumab (Stelara) that has been funded in Australia since 2015 and in 37 other countries around the...
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This post was originally published by Cure Specific disease characteristics of, and treatments for, multiple myeloma were not associated with increased mortality risk in patients with multiple myeloma who developed COVID-19, according to data published in Journal of Hematology & Oncology. “Limited studies describing the impact of COVID-19 both in the (United States) and abroad suggest...
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This post was originally published by Targeted Oncology C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, chief of Myeloma Service and hematologic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses what is next for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in the multiple myeloma landscape. Landgren thinks the field is about to reach its potential since there are several...
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This article was originally published by OncLive In just the past 5 years, incredible progress has been made in multiple myeloma, evidenced by the emergence of novel CD38 antibodies, BCMA-directed treatments, and cereblon E3 ligase modulators (CELMoDs), according to Thomas G. Martin, MD. “We have a lot of options that are coming up. It’s really...
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This article was originally published on CBC ‘We still had that sense of community happening out there anyway’ Small but mighty groups of those with multiple myeloma along with their loved ones hit the streets of Halifax and beyond this weekend to raise awareness and funds. They were together, but apart, due to the ongoing pandemic. Julie...
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This article originally published by PharmaTimes Online The National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE) has turned down NHS funding of Celgene’s Revlimid (lenalidomide) as maintenance treatment after an autologous stem cell transplant for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma in adults. There is currently no maintenance treatment for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma in people who...
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This September, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) asks you to take part in a social media campaign to raise awareness about blood cancers, specifically multiple myeloma. So Myeloma New Zealand is taking part through placing ads online and in newspapers to raise awareness of our organisation so we can continue to help New Zealanders beat...
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This article was originally published by The Limbic The anti-CD38 mAb daratumumab (Darzalex) has received a positive recommendation from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for PBS listing as a second line treatment in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for patients with multiple myeloma. The drug was recommended on the basis that it should be available...
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