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Multiple Myeloma Defined
Dr Noopur Raje opens this program with a brief discussion on the basics of multiple myeloma. She describes what the disease is, highlights key risk factors, and explains how she helps educate her patients on their diagnosis. Cynthia Harrington discusses her role as a nurse practitioner when working with multiple myeloma patients and why a team-based approach between healthcare providers and the patient is important.
No Increase in Skeletal-Related Events With Less Frequent Use of Zoledronic Acid
BY Ellie Leick
When zoledronic acid use happens less frequently, patients with breast cancer, prostate cancer or multiple myeloma with bone metastases did not see an increase in skeletal-related events.
MM4MM 2017 Kilimanjaro Team Training Climb
BY Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma
This year, a group of patients, advocates and health care professionals will tackle Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for multiple myeloma. 

 
Transplant Is a Mainstay in Hematologic Cancers, Expert Says
BY Gina Columbus
Stem cell transplant is still the only curative treatment option for many hematologic malignancies, even as novel drugs continue to emerge. 
Have a Cocktail: Using Multiple Drugs to Treat Myeloma
BY Heather Millar
Cocktails of three, four or even five drugs of various classes are turning myeloma into a chronic condition.
Combo Shows Response Benefits for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
BY Wayne Kuznar
A three-drug combination showed both tolerability and favorable overall response rates (ORR) for patients with smoldering multiple myeloma in a phase 2 trial.
New Combination Found Effective for Heavily Pretreated Myeloma
BY Silas Inman
A new combination, including the immunotherapy agent Keytruda, was shown to be highly effective in treating a subset of patients with myeloma.
Novel Agent Shows Promising Response Rates in Multiple Myeloma
BY Gina Columbus
A novel agent showed a 78 percent response rate for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to a recent phase 1 study.
Examining the Link Between Obesity and Multiple Myeloma
BY Allie Casey
A recent study looked at the relationship between obesity, MGUS and multiple myeloma. 
Darzalex Combination Approved for Relapsed Myeloma
BY Jason M. Broderick
The FDA approved a Darzalex (daratumumab) triplet for the treatment of relapsed myeloma.
Staying Within the Lines: Advice on Adhering to Myeloma Treatment
BY Cindy Chmielewski
There are many reasons patients don’t take their drugs for myeloma and other cancers as prescribed, but there are ways to offer support.
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Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma).
Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma).