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What is the benefit of adding ixazomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone for relapsing/refractory multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of adding ixazomib (Ninlaro) to lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone (Dexasone) for patients with unresponsive multiple myeloma. The main finding was that patients receiving ixazomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone survived longer without worsening of cancer (progression-free...

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Bone protection treatment in multiple myeloma

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the use of bisphosphonate treatment for bone protection in patients with multiple myeloma. This study concluded that many patients do not receive adequate bone protection. Some background In multiple myeloma, bones are commonly affected, leading to bone destruction. Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs that prevent...

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Carfilzomib – once weekly or twice weekly to treat unresponsive multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of two different doses of carfilzomib (Kyprolis) for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. This study concluded that once weekly carfilzomib is safe and more effective than the twice weekly dose for these patients. Some background Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer...

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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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