American multiple myeloma patient Andrew Sninsky, 75, is cycling around New Zealand to raise awareness of a cancer without a cure. Myeloma is a blood cancer of the plasma cells which are white blood cells in the bone marrow that make antibodies. Myeloma is incurable and the patient lives with it for the rest of...
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It takes the nation’s drug-buying agency, Pharmac, an average of 7.7 years to make funding decisions about potentially life-saving medicines, a report has found. The Pharmac’s Medicines Waiting Lists: Impacts on Patients in Aotearoa New Zealand report, commissioned by lobby group Medicines New Zealand found it took on an average nearly eight years to reach a decision on applications across...
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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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