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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

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

July 12, 2016 — Obesity is believed to be a risk factor for many cancers, and each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI is associated with an increase of 10 percent in cancer-related deaths, studies show. Now researchers have ... read more

Research Suggests Common Blood Cancer Could Be Prevented Before It Develops

July 11, 2016 — A common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma, researchers have discovered. They found that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold ... 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

May 5, 2016 — An animal model has been developed that allows researchers to better understand the mechanisms that lead to the development of multiple myeloma, a hematologic cancer of plasma cells, and the ... read more

TJP1 Protein May Identify Multiple Myeloma Patients Most Likely to Benefit from Proteasome Inhibitors

Apr. 28, 2016 — A gene known as TJP1 (tight junction protein 1) could help determine which multiple myeloma patients would best benefit from proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib, as well as combination ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A series of tests physicians routinely order to help diagnose and follow their patients with an elevated antibody level that is a marker for cancer risk, often do not benefit the patient but do ... read more

Preliminary Study: Antibody Therapy Reduces Cancer Stem Cells in Multiple Myeloma

Apr. 16, 2016 — An experimental antibody treatment decreased by half the number of cancer stem cells that drive the growth of tumors in nearly all patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow and bone ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — New research shows how one protein found on the endoplasmic reticulum can serve as a target for stimulating the immune system and a more direct target for cellular death in B cell malignancies. B ... read more

New Therapeutic Target in Myeloma Discovered

Mar. 7, 2016 — Targeting both CDK4 and ARK5, proteins responsible for maintaining energy balance within the cell, was extremely effective in causing cell death in myeloma, report scientists at the conclusion of ... read more

Researchers Discover Underlying Cause of Myeloma

Feb. 11, 2016 — Researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells. The findings could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are ... 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

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