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This article was originally posted on Stuff Around 21,000 Kiwis are living with blood cancer. Symptoms can be difficult to recognise, and experts worry that some people aren’t getting diagnosed as our health system tackles the impact of Covid-19. Hayley McLarin investigates. Neil Brownlie has beaten blood cancer three times in a decade. The former...
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Welcome to issue 39 of Multiple Myeloma Research Review. This issue’s selection includes research reporting that switching elderly intermediate-fit patients with MM to reduced-dose lenalidomide maintenance without dexamethasone after nine cycles of Rd was both feasible and provided outcomes similar to those associated with continuing Rd. As usual we have attached the PDF, and now...
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Dear AllWe are now certainly in the grip of a cold winter with many parts of the country experiencing significant snow conditions. I imagine that most of you will have had at least your first vaccination by now. There is some data that shows that myeloma patients are having sub optimal responses to the Pfizer...
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CANCELLED – date to be reviewed in 2022 At this stage the Myeloma National Patient Seminar due to be held on Saturday 13th November 2021 at the Intercontinental Wellington, 2 Grey Street, Wellington, has been cancelled with a plan to review new dates in 2022. Subscribe to our newsletter for emailed updates.
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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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