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AllSurvivors
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CAR-T Cancer Approach Has Surprising Success in Multiple Myeloma

Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on the rise. Although it's early and the study is small -- 35 people -- every patient responded and all but two were in some level of remission within two months. In a second study of nearly two dozen patients, everyone above a certain dose responded. (source: MMDevelopments.org)

AllSurvivors
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Joined: Feb 2017

Researchers Uncover New Way To Enhance Function Of Immune Cells To Combat Multiple Myeloma

Researchers have uncovered a new way to enhance the function of a specific type of immune cell that destroys tumors in multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer considered incurable. In their study, the scientists blocked a hormone-related mechanism that suppresses these immune cells, restoring their ability to battle tumor growth. (source MMDevelopments.org)

mooneycharles99
Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2017

I'm burnt out

I can't take it anymore. I just wish one of us would die at this point.

Lynn0609
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Joined: May 2017

New Findings ? Need Help! Please !

Good morning everyone

 

I am unsure if the catagory is on this discussion board. 

 

I am 34 years old, full time job and full time wife & mommy to my 2 wonderful children and school part time. 

AllSurvivors
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Joined: Feb 2017

What immunotherapy means for multiple myeloma

Although multiple myeloma is still widely considered incurable for most patients, as immunotherapy research matures, that might well change. (source mmdevelopments.org) 

AllSurvivors
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Joined: Feb 2017

Painful Biopsy Is No Longer Necessary For Multiple Myeloma Patients

A new technique was invented by MIT Engineers to circumvent the painful biopsy procedure when diagnosing multiple myeloma. (source: mmdevelopments.org)

Sewoodford
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2017

Stem Cell transplant or Chemo forever

 

 

 

My mother is 69, just diagnosed with MM 8\2016. Its been rough on her.  After her 2nd treatment she ended up in the hospital. Her Marrow was 90% cancer protein. They had to do 2 rounds of plasma Pheresis. When she was released she could no longer walk without assistance….

 

Erinmarie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2017

Found out sons father has stage 3 what do I do?!?

On Wednesday I found out my ten year old sons father has Stage 3 multiple myeloma. I am really lost here and don't even know what to write right now. We don't even have any answers really. where can I go for correct information or just a place to ask questions? 

AllSurvivors
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Joined: Feb 2017

Using A Rabbit Virus To Treat Multiple Myeloma

Treating multiple myeloma (MM) with myxoma virus (MYXV) eliminated a majority of malignant cells in preclinical studies, report investigators. Furthermore, introduction of MYXV had no impact on the bone marrow compartment and elicited a strong immune response that eradicated disease in some animals. (source mmdevelopment.org)

AllSurvivors
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Joined: Feb 2017

New Treatments To Extend Life For Multiple Myeloma Patients

Multiple myeloma patients are now living more than three times as long thanks to new, more effective treatments, and some of the most exciting things are the development of new drugs.  (source, details - mmdevelopments.org)

 

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