Tag: "myeloma" at medical news
New tool helps blood specialists improve patient care
...loping additional measures in the area of multiple myeloma
to be released within the next several months. In addition to the evaluation component, each set of measures will be accompanied by physician resources and educational materials. For more information on the new Hematology PIM, visit www.hematology.o...
Higher levels of cells originating in bone marrow may be useful in prognosis of liver cancer
... levels of EPCs have been associated with multiple myeloma
(cancer of the plasma cells produced in bone marrow), their role in solid tumors has not been studied until now. Led by Prof. Ronnie Poon of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong, researchers analyzed blood samples from 80 patient...
Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients
...ere pain and difficulty feeding are factors, or in myeloma
where we see a lot of chronic pain, weakened bones and fractures, quality of life issues might play a role." He said that, within this particular study, it was not possible to differentiate from the data between suicides associated with affective il...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center prostate SPORE grant renewed
...creatic cancer, and shares SPOREs for lymphoma and myeloma
with other institutions. NCI established the SPORE program in 1992 to promote interdisciplinary research and speed the transition of basic research findings from the laboratory to applied settings involving patients and populations. The program's ...
'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity
...es taken from 14 head and neck cancer and multiple myeloma
patients. Sildenafil, marketed under the trade name Viagra, is one of a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in millions of men, and in recent years, its ability to stimulate the production of NO has been investigated by experts in d...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- individualizing treatment for multiple myeloma patients
...ions in the cellular pathway by which the multiple myeloma
drug bortezomib (Velcade) works, and they have ide...xtensive genetic examination of 42 unique multiple myeloma
cell lines and tumor samples taken from 68 patients, the investigators defined multiple genetic muta...
Drug combination proves effective against myeloma in Phase I trial
...eration" drugs for the bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma
may work even better together than they do individ...enalidomide (Revlimid) in combination involved 38 myeloma
patients whose disease had recurred after previous treatment and was progressing despite other thera...
Bank on a Cure researchers identify pathways mediating myeloma treatment side effects
....S.) is a widely prescribed treatment for multiple myeloma
that has been shown to extend and improve the quality of life for myeloma
patients. However, an estimated 15% to 30% of patients treated with thalidomide suffer venous thromb...
Drug combination slows progression of treatment resistant bone marrow cancer
...0 people in the United States will die of multiple myeloma
in 2006, according to the American Cancer Society. Because it affects white blood cells, multiple myeloma
suppresses the immune system, so patients can develop sometimes-fatal infections. Other complication...
Mayo Clinic -- Collaborating to move treatment research forward
...lts from five studies that tested new therapies in myeloma
in order to improve effectiveness and reduce toxic...d patients. Additionally, the time it took for the myeloma
to progress was substantially longer in the Thal/Dex arm (24 months) versus treatment with placebo/D...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researcher finds mold by-product kills multiple myeloma
... than currently used therapies at killing multiple myeloma
cells. The complete findings are also available on...to other possible anti-myeloma agents." Multiple myeloma
is an incurable bone marrow cancer that kills more than 11,000 people each year in the United States...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...ta, the U.S. Myeloma Forum, a committee of leading myeloma
researchers including Dr. Mohamad Hussein, Clinica...tudy novel therapeutic options for newly diagnosed myeloma
patients, without first offering bone marrow (stem cell) transplants that have been the standard of ...