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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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Mayo Clinic Physicians ID Reasons for High Cost of Cancer Drugs, Prescribe Solutions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 26, 2012.  A virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers in part because of the way treatment protocols work is among the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States, according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the October issue of [...]

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Mayo Clinic IDs Immune System Glitch Tied to Fourfold Higher Likelihood of Death

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 30, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have identified an immune system deficiency whose presence shows someone is up to four times likelier to die than a person without it. The glitch involves an antibody molecule called a free light chain; people whose immune systems produce too much [...]

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Disease Associations With MGUS--Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic hematologist, discusses the first systematic study to determine association of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) with all diseases in 17,398 patients, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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