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My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

My Oncologist Doesn’t Believe Food Is Necessary

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

By Steve Gillman What my cancer taught me about medical “evidence” and how much is enough I exaggerate. My oncologist probably does believe humans need food, but I suspect the belief makes him uncomfortable, since no double-blind studies have been done to prove it. Like many doctors, his general approach to treatment is that if something hasn’t been...

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Looking for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma to test a combination therapy

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the D-KRd regimen (daratumumab, carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone) in patients with multiple myeloma. The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who respond to treatment. This study is recruiting in Chicago, Illinois. The details Multiple myeloma (MM)...

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Evaluating lenalidomide-based regimens for elderly patients with multiple myeloma

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared different treatment combinations for first-line and maintenance therapies in elderly patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The authors found that first-line MPR was most effective for fit elderly patients, while all patients benefitted from RP maintenance therapy. Some background MM is a complex disease, and...

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Evaluating outcomes in patients with multiple myeloma after RVD therapy followed by stem cell transplant outside of clinical trials

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the safety and effectiveness of RVD (lenalidomide, bortezomib, dexamethasone) in patients with multiple myeloma before a stem cell transplant (SCT) in a real-life setting (outside of clinical trials). This study concluded that this treatment was safe and effective for these patients. Some background Multiple myeloma...

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Can levels of immune cells predict the outcomes of SCT for patients with multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if the numbers of different immune cells before and after a stem cell transplant (SCT) predicted treatment outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The authors concluded that the numbers of two types of immune cells and antibody levels were associated with a successful transplant. Some background MM...

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Could the addition of daratumumab to standard VTd treatment improve outcomes in multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed whether the addition of daratumumab (Darzalex) to VTd (bortezomib, thalidomide, dexamethasone) therapy could improve response in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). The authors concluded that the addition of daratumumab improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background Autologous stem cell transplantation...

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Evaluating combination CAR-T cell therapy for recurrent or treatment-resistant multiple myeloma

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of combining two T-cell therapies for multiple myeloma (MM) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. This study concluded that this treatment showed promising effectiveness for these patients. Some background Treatment for patients with MM that has come back (relapsed)...

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Evaluating a triplet regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory MM after lenalidomide therapy

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if PBD (pomalidomide, bortezomib, dexamethasone) was safe and effective in patients with multiple myeloma after lenalidomide (Revlimid) treatment. The authors concluded that pomalidomide improved survival without tumor growth or spread but increased side effects. Some background...

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Looking for patients with relapsed or unresponsive multiple myeloma to try allogeneic CAR-T cell therapy

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of allogeneic CAR-T cell therapy (ALLO-715) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who have side effects. This trial is recruiting in Denver, CO. The details Chimeric...

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