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This article was originally published on Docwire News Nina Shah, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses immunotherapy agents in the pipeline for multiple myeloma (MM) and how the potential approval of these agents could change the treatment landscape and advance combination therapy. Watch part...
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Come along to our Whangarei Myeloma Patient Seminar, hosted by Myeloma New Zealand and Leukaemia & Blood cancer New Zealand. During the evening, we will hear from Ken Romeril (Myeloma NZ) and Dr Sarah Poplar (Northland DHB) who will discuss some of the changes to come in 2020 for Myeloma treatment. Monday 23 November1pm –...
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This article was originally published on Targeted Oncology The multiple myeloma treatment paradigm has seen an assortment of therapeutic advances in recent years with agents that have demonstrated the ability to extend survival in patients and improving disease outcomes. However, the severity of the disease continues to linger without a cure, calling for oncologists to...
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This article was originally published on 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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This article was originally posted on Strathroy Age Dispatch Multiple myeloma was practically a death sentence when Joanne Ternovan was diagnosed. Like many people who had this incurable cancer of the plasma cells, she was given three years to live. That was 22 years ago. “I didn’t think I was going to make it this...
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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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DREAM​M 7 – A Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomized Phase III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the Combination of Belnatamab mafadotin (GSK2857916), Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone Compared with the Combination of Daratumumab, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone in Participants with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Recruitment to start from end of September (Phase III study from GSK) Information and how to...
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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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