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ROCHESTER, Minnesota — World Cancer Day is Feb. 4, 2021, highlighting how everyone can help reduce the global burden of cancer. In 2018, there were 17.0 million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide.
The three major types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Multiple myeloma was ranked 21st in the number of new cases in 2020, according to the World Health Organization.
Mustaqeem Siddiqui, M.D., is a hematologist and expert in multiple myeloma at Mayo Clinic. In early 2021, he will be taking on a new role in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Siddiqui can discuss new research and various treatments for multiple myeloma, which include stem cell transplant, immunomodulators, proteasome inhibitors and targeted drug therapy. Some of the research includes:
Dr. Siddiqui also can discuss new research in hematology, including:
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