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PFS Extended With Consolidation Therapy in Multiple Myeloma

Targeted Oncology - Apr 21, 2017
In a recent open-label, phase III trial, consolidation therapy with lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVD) extended progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with multiple myeloma when used in conjunction with stem cell transplantation ...

Q&A With Tanya Wildes, MD: Managing Multiple Myeloma in Older Patients

Cancer Therapy Advisor - Apr 20, 2017
Her clinical and research focus is on the management of multiple myeloma and other hematologic cancers among older adults. She also studies risk prediction of falls and geriatric assessment in older patients with myeloma. In this question-and-answer ...

Team Effort: Meeting the Complex Needs of Long-Term Multiple Myeloma Survivors

Oncology Nursing News - Apr 20, 2017
Life expectancy for patients with myeloma has increased significantly over the past 20 years. In England, the 5-year survival rate increased from 37.1% in 2005-2009 to 42.2% in 2007-2011.1 Data from the National Cancer Institute's SEER program show ...

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Myeloma books

The Myeloma Survival Guide: Essential Advice for Patients and Their Loved Ones

by: Jim Tamkin MD FACP FACE, Dave Visel

The definitive guide to living a longer, fuller life with myeloma

The Myeloma Survival Guide makes sense of the difficult questions myeloma patients face, dealing with every aspect of life after diagnosis, from creating a wellness team to navigating treatment options to building a financial safety net. Jim Tamkin, MD, who lived with myeloma for 11 years, and Dave Visel share the insights they've gained as a doctor, patient, and caregiver, including:

  • Everything you need to know about drugs and treatments, including stem cell transplants .
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    NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Multiple Myeloma, Version 1.2016

    by: National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)
    [OFFICIAL CURRENT VERSION] From the medical leaders of 27 of the world's most renowned cancer centers united under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), comes this essential guide to multiple myeloma. Adapted from clinical treatment guidelines used by physicians and oncology professionals around the world, these NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are packed with the latest information, treatment innovations, and resources about the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma. Each patient-friendly chapter prepares patients and caregivers to talk with their doctors and make treatment decisions.
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    100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma

    by: Asad Bashey, Rafat Abonour, James W. Huston
    EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you’re a newly diagnosed myeloma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma, Third Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a hematologist-oncologist specializing in myeloma treatment, and featuring “insider” advice from an actual patient, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
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    What is multiple myeloma? | Hematologic System Diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

    Created by Matthew McPheeters. Watch the next lesson: ...

    Andy, multiple myeloma survivor

    Andy lost his first wife to multiple myeloma, then twelve years later, Andy himself was struck by the same disease. Discover how every donation makes a ...

    Multiple Myeloma Life Expectancy

    Multiple Myeloma Life Expectancy Multiple myeloma is the second most common bone marrow malignant disease and belongs to the Group of non-Hodgkin's ...

    Myeloma Bone Disease

    Bone disease is one of the most common complications in myeloma and the main cause of pain affecting patients. This animation describes what happens ...

    Multiple Myeloma – Is It Now a Curable Disease

    Dr. Pritesh Patel from the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center presented the topic titled Multiple Myeloma – Is It Now a Curable Disease? at the ...