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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, Prostate cancer | 9 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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Weekly carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone in multiple myeloma

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the outcome of weekly carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who cannot be treated with transplant. The authors concluded that this combination was effective in these patients. Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells of the blood....

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What is Neutropenia?

What is Neutropenia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

There are 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Of these, 650,000 receive chemotherapy. Did you know that 60,000 people a year are hospitalized for neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy? One in fourteen die because of it. Of the 650,000 receiving chemotherapy, 104,000 are not aware of neutropenia and 52,000 don’t...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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