Myeloma

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Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Unveils 16 Abstracts at ASH  -  23 Nov 2009
Your-Story.org (press release)...(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) announced today that data from 13 of its clinical trials and three from the Multiple ...

Beacon newsflashes – November 23, 2009  -  23 Nov 2009
The Myeloma BeaconIn vitro studies on myeloma cell lines have shown that the two drugs may have a synergistic effect. Innate Pharma hopes to submit a request with the Food ...

Single-Agent Actimid And Combination Actimid-Dexamethasone Regimens Are ...  -  23 Nov 2009
The Myeloma BeaconActimid, which is still under development as a treatment for multiple myeloma, is a molecular derivative of thalidomide (Thalomid). ...

CytRx: Technical Breakout Imminent  -  23 Nov 2009
Seeking Alpha (blog)Tamibarotene has also showed statistically significant anti-tumor activity in animal trial for multiple myeloma, an incurable malignant tumor of the plasma ...

Thalidomide is back in the news  -  23 Nov 2009
Blogger News Network (blog)But there is another disease where Thalidomide can be used, and that is a nasty form of cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma is cancer of the ...

Mother of women's judo, dies at 74  -  23 Nov 2009
The WeekShe had been suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells, her family said. Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, in 1935, she practiced judo ...

Lisa Ray; Unfortunate journey of her Life !  -  23 Nov 2009
Entertainment and Showbiz!The gorgeous lady who is well-renowned for her ethereal beauty was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable form of cancer of the bone marrow, ...

St. James Community Honors Veterans  -  23 Nov 2009
Greeneville Sun...such as prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma, the article said. ...

Research Revolution at Yale  -  23 Nov 2009
Laboratory Equipment...the biotechnology company Proteolix, developer of a drug to combat multiple myeloma, to Onyx Pharmaceuticals in a deal potentially worth $851 million. ...

Torisel Achieves Little Response In Relapsed Multiple Myeloma Patients  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconDespite recent advancement in treatment options, many myeloma patients relapse and experience disease progression. Therefore, the search continues for new ...

Yucks = bucks: Peter Boyle memorial adds $700000 to myeloma fight  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Los Angeles TimesAlthough few people may be familiar with myeloma, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in Hollywood who isn't familiar with the late actor Peter Boyle ...

Lisa Ray to undergo stem cell transplant for cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Times of IndiaIndo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray will undergo a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer. ...

Facet Biotech Announces Four Presentations at American Society of Hematology ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)A Phase 1/2 Study of Elotuzumab in Combination with Lenalidomide and Low Dose Dexamethasone in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Interim Results. ...

The H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine And Multiple Myeloma: A Comprehensive Review  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconIndividuals with multiple myeloma are recommended to get both the H1N1 (“swine flu?) vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine. In particular, most myeloma ...

New Velcade®-melphalan Transplant Regimen for Multiple Myeloma  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsA recent study has also shown that Velcade produces a 90% response rate in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. The standard preparative regimen ...

Myeloma Research To Be Presented At The American Society of Hematology's 51st ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconThe meeting will feature presentations on the latest in peer-reviewed multiple myeloma research, December 5 through December 8. ASH annual meetings keep ...

Vitamin C Inhibits Anti-Myeloma Activity Of Velcade  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconVitamin C (ascorbic acid) significantly reduces the activity of Velcade (bortezomib) in treatment of multiple myeloma, according to a recent article ...

Unifying Practice Patterns Among Academic and Community Clinicians: Focus on ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersThere are common practices between community and academic oncologists in some areas of multiple myeloma, and differences between them in other areas. ...

Healthy Difference for Men: Multiple Myeloma  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Today's THVMultiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer that has historically affected more men than women. It's reported that over 20500 new cases will be ...

AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Announces Poster ...  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Perifosine is currently in Phase 2 clinical development for multiple tumor types, with a Phase 3 in multiple myeloma, under Special Protocol Assessment ...

Fighting Myeloma with Laughter  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Huffington Post (blog)When Peter and I first heard his diagnosis of myeloma in 2002 we didn't even know what it was. A relatively rare blood cancer, it's on the rise due in part ...

Metro briefs  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Chicago Sun-TimesRoy Chelsen suffers from multiple myeloma. On Saturday, the Lincoln Park Zoo will solicit volunteers to sign up for the Be The Match Registry for Chelsen ...

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Names Robert Lucas Vice President ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
PharmaLive.com (press release)The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, ...

The American Society of Hematology Elects New Leadership  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
ReutersHis area of research is novel biologically based therapies for multiple myeloma. Dr. Narla, Vice President for Research, New York Blood Center, ...

Myeloma UK launches innovative clinical trial network  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
News-Medical.netYorkshire myeloma patients are set to be among the first to benefit from an innovative Myeloma Clinical Trial Network launched by Myeloma UK. ...

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition of Proteolix, Inc.  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic cancer and results from an abnormality of plasma cells, usually in the bone marrow. ...

Treatment Trends For Multiple Myeloma – Part 2: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconThough not as commonly used in multiple myeloma treatment as autologous stem cell transplants, allogeneic stem cell transplants continue to interest myeloma ...

Myeloma UK joins leading medical research charities on the AMRC  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)Myeloma UK has reported that it has recently become a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). The AMRC is a membership organisation ...

Training offered to aid leukemia patients  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Chambersburg Public OpinionPeople can serve as volunteers if they, their spouse or a child has had leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and have successfully met its challenges. ...

Leukemia & Lymphoma Team Training at Jupiter Lanes  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)Over 140000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2009. New cases of leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin ...

Finally, money for bone marrow donations!  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Los Angeles Public RelationsOther plaintiffs in the case include patients with blood disorders like leukemia, multiple myeloma and thalassemia. The plaintiff have put forward an ...

Guard Dog Brand Development Receives Three Silver Davey Awards in the ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, ...

NCSD general manager resigns due to health  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Santa Maria TimesBuel, who is suffering from terminal multiple myeloma, resigned Nov. 1 following another battery of tests in Southern California. ...

Running for a Cure  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
KRGVBob Swinnea has multiple myeloma. It's a cancer that's not curable but is treatable. Miller didn't want to make everyone go to San Antonio for the marathon. ...

Former Iranian minister Kordan dies  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
PRESS TVKordan had long been struggling with multiple myeloma, the cancer of a type of white blood cells found in the bone marrow and known as plasma cells. ...

Celgene in ASH Abstract Spotlight: BioBuzz  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
TheStreet.comThe key question from this study -- known as MM-015 -- is how much Revlimid does a newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patient need? ...

SGT. SHAFT: VA reviews asbestos claims  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Washington TimesHe now has multiple myeloma due to the exposure of asbestos and using black oil to run the ship. He served on the USS Diachenko (APD-123). ...

Walker County Sheriff, Steve Wilson, Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
WRCB-TVIt's called Multiple Myeloma, a disease in which a plasma cells in a person's bone marrow begin to grow out of control. "A plasma cell is a part of a body's ...

Treatment Trends For Multiple Myeloma – Part 1: Autologous Stem Cell Transplants  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconMany important advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma have been made in recent years. In the July issue of Current Opinion in Hematology, ...

Wayne Patterson  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
BudgetHe was an inspiration to others in how his faith sustained him during his 11 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He is survived by his wife Judy L. (Brady) ...

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Presentations Highlighting Carfilzomib and ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
RTT News (press release)..."Despite recent treatment advances, multiple myeloma remains a disease with poor long-term survival and there is a tremendous need for new therapies. ...

SV woman's daughters, granddaughters show love, support for her with tattoos  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Spring Valley TribuneYou always see pink ribbons for breast cancer, but multiple myeloma's ribbon is burgundy, lung cancer's is brown, colon cancer's is white or a pearl color, ...

In Vietnam only briefly, vet, 61, battles illness  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Gary Post TribuneRobert Kwak has a pre-existing condition that led to his recent diagnosis of terminal multiple myeloma. ...

Beacon NewsFlashes – November 13, 2009  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconCoverage Of Velcade For Myeloma Is Expanded In Scotland – The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved the use of Velcade (bortezomib) for multiple ...

Vegetarians Have Lower Cancer Risk Than Meat Eaters  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)..."Dietary advice to myeloma patients remains aligned with national guidance -- that they should eat a healthy, balanced diet high in fiber, ...

Beacon NewsFlashes – October 30, 2009  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconUAMS Receives $19.5 Million Grant For Multiple Myeloma Program – The Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will ...

Sheriff Speaks Openly About His Cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
WTVCSheriff Wilson sat down with us this afternoon to shed more light on his multiple myeloma. Sheriff Wilson also wants to thank the thousands for their ...

ImmunoGen, Inc. Announces Encouraging Clinical Data with Its IMGN901 Compound ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
WELT ONLINEIMGN901 is a potential treatment for MCC, small-cell lung cancer, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancers and other CD56+ tumors. It is in Phase I testing for the ...

Baywatch Community Calendar  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Easy ReaderTreating Manhattan Beach Officer Vasquez, Dr. James R Berenson, President and CEO and Medical and Scientific Director of the Institute for Myeloma & Bone ...

Thalidomide Improves Outcome Of Double Stem Cell Transplants In Younger ...  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The Myeloma BeaconIn their review, the authors found that 68 percent of myeloma patients who received thalidomide together with double stem cell transplants achieved a ...



Background information on Myeloma [When available]

Multiple myeloma (also known simply as myeloma or plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler's disease after Otto Kahler) is a presently incurable hematological malignancy of plasma cells, the cells of the immune system that produce antibodies. Although it initially develops in the bone marrow, it spreads to the peripheral blood, lymph nodes and other organs. Its prognosis despite therapy is generally poor, and treatment may involve chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant.

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