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Risk of adverse events in new versus conventional treatment for multiple myeloma

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the risk of adverse events in patients who receive treatment for multiple myeloma. The use of new drugs increased the risk of low blood count, peripheral neuropathy and blood clots. Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (type of white blood cell). Multiple myeloma can be treated with drugs...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

Thirty-eight states in the US have passed “Right To Try” laws. These are laws that are created to give terminally ill patients who have run out of options access to experimental drugs that have not completed the FDA approval process.  There is an effort underway to pass this type of legislation on a federal level. On February 8, the #LCSM (Lung...

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What are the long-term outcomes after plerixafor and G-CSF before stem cell transplantation?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term outcomes of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) or multiple myeloma (MM) who received plerixafor (Mozobil) or placebo combined with G-CSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor) before a stem cell transplant (SCT). This study concluded that adding plerixafor to G-CSF did not negatively...

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Risk of stroke in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the risk of stroke in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. The risk of stroke is increased in patients with certain type of multiple myeloma and a high creatinine level.  Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells of the blood. The risk of a stroke is higher in patients with...

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To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 6 comments

Cherry Hughes** is an active, energetic 75 year old, still working in the marketing and public relations profession in Great Britain.  Her life is filled with friends and fun.  “I love cooking and eating out.  I am deeply interested in politics.  I love music …I go to jazz clubs.  I love going to France …I have a little apartment...

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