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This article was originally published on The Limbic Patients with blood cancer – including leukaemia, myeloma, and lymphoma – experience higher psychological distress from risk of COVID-19 infection and unmet needs, finds new research Over a year into the pandemic, we have all felt the effects at this point. But the disruptions and stress haven’t...
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Patients with blood cancer – including leukaemia, myeloma, and lymphoma – experience higher psychological distress from risk of COVID-19 infection and unmet needs, finds new research Over a year into the pandemic, we have all felt the effects at this point. But the disruptions and stress haven’t been spread evenly across the population and the...
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This article was originally posted on The Limbic Addition of isatuximab to carfilzomib–dexamethasone has been hailed “a new standard of care” for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. The anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody is already approved in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone in many countries for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. The phase 3 IKEMA trial comparing...
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UPCOMING PATIENT MEETING You’re invited to join us at our next Wellington Patient Meeting Thursday 1st July 2021, 5pm BNZ Partners Centre, Level 10, Ricoh House1 Victoria StreetWellington 6011 Patients and their supporters are welcome to join the trustees for light refreshments and a brief presentation related to issues affecting patients and carers living with...
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Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is an asymptomatic precursor state of multiple myeloma (MM). Recently, MM was redefined to include biomarkers predicting a high risk of progression from SMM, thus necessitating a redefinition of SMM and its risk stratification. We assembled a large cohort of SMM patients meeting the revised IMWG criteria to develop a new...
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This Policy Review presents the International Myeloma Working Group’s clinical practice recommendations for the treatment of relapsed and  refractory  multiple  myeloma.  Based  on  the  results  of  phase  2  and  phase  3  trials,  these  recommendations are proposed for the treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory disease who have received one  previous  line  of  therapy,  and  for  patients ...
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This article was originally posted on Cure Donna gives advice to other multiple myeloma patients about what she has learned from living with this disease and her various therapies. Cristina Gasparetto, MD: We talked about your quality of life. Sometimes patients, they listen to us as physicians, but they listen to patients more. What type of...
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Australian patients with amyloidosis face a lottery where they may be denied effective medication depending on how strictly their physician interprets the letter of PBS rules, a haematologist has told a parliamentary inquiry. Dr Peter Mollee, head of the Myeloma Service and the Princess Alexandra Hospital Amyloidosis Centre in Brisbane, told the House of Representatives...
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This article was originally published on NZ Herald.co.nz Do you know why you’re here? I thought I did until I was asked. I’m in a small, windowless brick room at Auckland Hospital. This starter for 10 was delivered by a man who was to become my clinical haematologist. Until that morning I had no idea...
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This article was originally published on The Limbic Australian blood cancer patients are being denied access to life-extending drugs and treatments because of long delays and excessive regulation by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), a parliamentary inquiry has been told. Leading haematologist Professor Andrew Spencer said the registry of myeloma cases established some eight...
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