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Precursor of Multiple Myeloma More Common in Blacks than Whites, Mayo Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Blacks may be twice as likely as whites to develop multiple myeloma because they are more likely to have a precursor condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a Mayo Clinic study has found. Not only is MGUS more common in [...]

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Four-Drug Mix Treats Multiple Myeloma With Fewer Side Effects, Mayo Clinic-Led Study Finds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — June 4, 2012.  A four-drug combination of chemotherapy drugs scored high marks as a highly effective treatment for patients newly diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to results from a Mayo Clinic-led study. The multidrug regimen, called CYCLONE (comprised of Cyclophosphamide, Carfilzomib, Thalidomide and Dexamethasone), [...]

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Surviving Multiple Myeloma.

In this Medical Edge Radio episode we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Martha Lacy about advances in the care of patients with multiple myeloma. To listen, click the link below. Surviving Multiple Myeloma-Lacy

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Multiple Myeloma

In the following video, Rafael Fonseca, M.D., Director of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, provides an overview of the condition Multiple Myeloma (a cancer that arises from the blood marrow) and describes treatment options.

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Team Completes Whole Human Genome Sequence on Patient with Blood Cancer

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patients DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In [...]

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Mapping the Genome

In 2003 researchers mapped out the first human genome. It led to an explosion of knowledge about why people are different from one another. That meant for the first time doctors could learn more about why one person gets cancer or responds to treatment when another doesn't. Researchers at Mayo [...]

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Root Cause of Multiple Myeloma Relapse Revealed

Collaborating with colleagues at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix have discovered why multiple myeloma frequently recurs after an initially effective treatment that can keep the disease at bay for up to several years. “Some [...]

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Preclinical Tests May Lead to New Treatment Approach for CNS Lymphoma

A drug recently approved for use in multiple myeloma is now being tested for its ability to fight central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, a deadly cancer of the immune system that can affect the brain, spinal cord and fluid, and eyes. The clinical trial, now open on all three Mayo Clinic campuses — Florida, Minnesota and Arizona — follows successful [...]

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New Guidelines Help Personalize Cancer Therapies

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have developed new guidelines to treat recently diagnosed multiple myeloma patients who are not participating in clinical trials. The guidelines give physicians practical, easy to follow recommendations for providing initial therapy, stem cell transplant and maintenance therapy. The guidelines are published in the current issue of the journal Mayo [...]

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Four-Drug Combo Helps Treat Multiple Myeloma

A four-drug mix of chemotherapy drugs is proving to be highly effective in treatment for patients who are newly diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The Mayo Clinic-led study shows the multidrug regimen, called CYCLONE (comprised of Cyclophosphamide, Carfilzomib, Thalidomide and Dexamethasone), had strong results in the phase II [...]

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