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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

New Cancer Treatment, Prevention Studies Signal Major Advances for Children, Adults

May 14, 2015 — Results from four major studies have been announced by experts, showing that: use of a widely available vitamin pill reduces the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers; that early chemotherapy extends the ... read more

Shell-Less Chicken Eggs for Multiple Myeloma Research

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have grown miniature tumors on eggshell membranes. The EU project succeeded in developing an urgently needed drug screening system for bone marrow cancer, the scientists say. Multiple ... read more

Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma: New Data Did Not Change Conclusion

Apr. 29, 2015 — After an update search, reviewers were able to include further studies in the assessment. The evidence base remained insufficient, however, and results of large studies remain ... read more

Effect of Follow-Up of MGUS on Survival in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Mar. 5, 2015 — Patients with multiple myeloma appear to have better survival if they are found to have monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance first, the state that precedes MM and which is typically ... read more

How to Attack and Paralyze Myeloma Cells: Comprehensive Review on Multiple Myeloma

Jan. 20, 2015 — Multiple myeloma is a malignant disease characterized by proliferation of clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow and typically accompanied by the secretion of monoclonal immunoglobulins that are ... read more

Narrow Subset of Cells Is Responsible for Metastasis in Multiple Myeloma, Study Finds

Dec. 7, 2014 — Although it is among the most highly metastatic of all cancers, multiple myeloma is driven to spread by only a subset of the myeloma cells within a patient's body, researchers have found. The ... read more

Circulating RNA May Provide Prognostic Tool for Multiple Myeloma

Dec. 7, 2014 — The 'molecular mail' sent by multiple myeloma cells provides clues to how well patients with the disease are likely to respond to treatment, according to a new ... read more

Unprecedented Benefit Seen in Worldwide Test of a Three-Drug Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Dec. 7, 2014 — In the treatment of multiple myeloma, the addition of carfilzomib to a currently accepted two-drug combination produced significantly better results than using the two drugs alone, according to a ... read more

Investigational Oral Drug Combo Shows Promise for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

Nov. 17, 2014 — The investigational drug ixazomib taken orally in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone shows promise in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, according to the results of a phase ... read more

Updated Criteria for Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma Published by International Research Group

Oct. 27, 2014 — The International Myeloma Working Group today announced that it has updated the criteria for diagnosing multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell ... read more

New Cancer Drug to Begin Trials in Multiple Myeloma Patients

Oct. 13, 2014 — A new cancer drug has been developed, which researchers plan to trial in multiple myeloma patients by the end of next year. The researchers report how the drug, known as DTP3, kills myeloma cells in ... read more

Novel Compound Prevents Metastasis of Multiple Myeloma in Mouse Studies

Sep. 25, 2014 — The compound olaptesed pegol can stop multiple myeloma from spreading in mouse models, researchers have found, potentially leading to a new approach in addressing the challenge of metastasis, one of ... read more

Sep. 2, 2014 — The crucial role of two signalling molecules, DOK3 and SHP1, in the development and production of plasma cells has been uncovered by researchers. These discoveries advance the understanding of plasma ... read more

Promising New Cancer Therapy Uses Molecular 'Trash Man' to Exploit a Common Cancer Defense

Aug. 27, 2014 — While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, other researchers are leveraging it in a new therapy that causes the process to culminate in ... read more

Calcium Isotope Analysis Used to Predict Myeloma Progression

Aug. 12, 2014 — A staple of Earth science research can be used in biomedical settings to predict the course of disease, researchers have demonstrated. The researchers tested a new approach to detecting bone loss in ... read more

Drug May Aid Multiple Myeloma Patients Who Suffer from Low Platelet Counts

July 28, 2014 — A previously unknown but crucial component in the process to make platelets has been identified by researchers, a discovery that could help spare multiple myeloma patients from a dangerous side ... read more

Scientists Engineer Nanoparticles to Prevent Bone Cancer, Strengthen Bones

June 30, 2014 — Nanomedicine technologies have been utilized to develop a drug-delivery system that can precisely target and attack cancer cells in the bone, as well as increase bone strength and volume to prevent ... read more

Immune Therapy Might Be Effective for Multiple Myeloma

May 12, 2014 — Genetically modified immune cells might effectively treat multiple myeloma, a disease that remains incurable and will account for an estimated 24,000 new cases and 11,100 deaths in 2014, new research ... read more

New Myeloma-Obesity Research Shows Drugs Can Team With Body's Defenses

May 2, 2014 — Obesity increases the risk of myeloma, and with obesity rates climbing particularly in the Hispanic population, one researcher is tracing the ways it affects cancer and use those pathways for more ... read more

May 1, 2014 — Each year, more than 25,000 Americans are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that often develops resistance to therapies. However, researchers are reporting promising results ... read more

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