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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Minimal Residual Disease Status, Outcomes in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new study examines the assessment of minimal residual disease in patients newly treated for multiple myeloma as a factor in survival ... read more

Socioeconomic Factors -- Not Race or Ethnicity -- Influence Survival of Younger Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Aug. 22, 2016 — Advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell, have led to improved survival predominantly among young and white patients, with less of an increase ... read more

Research Team First to Identify AF1q Protein Associated With Multiple Myeloma, Extramedullary Disease

June 10, 2016 — A group of researchers is the first to identify a protein, AF1q, associated with multiple myeloma and a condition that occurs in approximately one-fourth of very aggressive multiple myeloma, ... read more

Targeting B-Cell Malignancies With ?-Specific T Cells Can Lead to Complete Clinical Responses

June 6, 2016 — Targeting the light chain expressed by malignant B cells killed tumor cells while sparing normal B cells expressing the other type of light chain, report researchers at conclusion of a recent ... read more

Phase 1 Study Results of Selinexor Combination Therapy; Multiple Myeloma

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have completed a phase 1 study of selinexor in combination with liposomal doxorubicin and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple ... read more

Lenalidomide Maintenance Therapy Improves Overall Survival for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

June 4, 2016 — Lenalidomide maintenance following stem cell transplant now a standard of care for people with multiple ... read more

Halting Protein Degradation May Contribute to New Cancer Treatment

May 31, 2016 — A researcher reports carrying out chemical-biological research on proteasomes, with an effort to chase a new treatment for ... read more

Cancer Treatment: Therapeutic Approach Gives Hope for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Feb. 5, 2016 — A new therapeutic approach gives promising results for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow currently considered incurable with conventional chemotherapy. The study resulted ... read more

Pomalidomide in Multiple Myeloma: No Hints of Added Benefit

Jan. 12, 2016 — Pomalidomide has been approved since 2013 for the treatment of multiple myeloma that has returned and is difficult to treat. Researchers recently examined in a dossier assessment whether this drug ... read more

Multiple Myeloma Study Pivotal for FDA Approval of Daratumumab

Jan. 6, 2016 — Multiple myeloma testing of daratumumab (trade name Darzalex) have received accelerated approval from the US FDA in November ... read more

Multiple Myeloma Drug Could Revolutionize Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

Dec. 17, 2015 — An established drug for recurrent multiple myeloma might effectively be repurposed to improve the survival and day-to-day lives of patients with devastating sickle cell disease, according to new ... read more

Multiple Myeloma Patient Study Shows Promise for Natural Killer Cells

Dec. 7, 2015 — A first-in-human Phase I study of multiple myeloma patients combined expanded cord blood-derived natural killer cells with transplantation of a patient's own stem cells and high-dose ... read more

Three Studies Point to Effectiveness of New Therapies for Multiple Myeloma

Dec. 7, 2015 — New drug combinations can significantly extend the time in which multiple myeloma is kept in check in patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant forms of the disease, new research ... read more

New Pathway Underlying Multiple Myeloma Relapse

Dec. 6, 2015 — One of the biggest questions about the treatment of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, is why nearly all patients treated with current therapies eventually suffer relapse. A new study may have ... read more

New Vaccine Strategy Better Protects High-Risk Cancer Patients from Flu

Dec. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Cancer cells that lie 'snoozing' in the skeleton can be awakened by changes in the bone that surrounds them, scientists have shown. In a world first, researchers have used state-of-the-art ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow ... read more

First-in-Class Investigational Therapeutic Shows Early Promise for Lymphoma Patients

Nov. 11, 2015 — Results from a phase I clinical trial showed that the first-in-class, investigational, anticancer therapeutic pevonedistat was safe, tolerable, and had some anticancer activity in heavily pretreated ... read more

Scientists Find Evidence of How Incurable Cancer Develops

Oct. 16, 2015 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in explaining how an incurable type of blood cancer develops from an often symptomless prior blood disorder. The findings could lead to more effective treatments ... read more

Study Lays Groundwork for Blood Test to Aid in the Detection and Monitoring of Myeloma

Sep. 30, 2015 — Only 5 percent of myeloma cases are stage I when diagnosed. One reason may be the lack of good routine screening tests to identify patients who will progress to myeloma. A new study has found that ... read more

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