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  • 01:09

    Early Treatment of Myeloma with Dr. Irene Ghobrial

    in Health

    Stopping myeloma before it even gets started! Lot of work is being done in this preventative approach and Dr. Irene Ghobrial of Dana Farber Cancer Institute will be talking to us about the new strategies to help MGUS and smoldering patients. In contrast to the watch and wait approach practised by doctors for patients where disease progression is not easily discernable, this new approach to understand the patients condition and treat early may prove to be life saving.


     


    Dr. Ghobrial is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a physician Scientist who specializes in the field of Multiple Myeloma and Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia specifically in the precursor conditions of MGUS and Smoldering Myeloma.She reviews abstracts for the American Association of Cancer Research and top publications such as Blood, Lancet, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology just to name a few. She’s on the editorial board of the American Journal of Blood Research. Dr. Ghobrial reviews grants for the NIH, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the MMRF and has won numerous awards including a Dana-Farber Clinical Investigator Award, the Robert Kyle Award for her work in Waldenstrom and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. She particularly focuses on the role of the malignant bone marrow niche in disease progression from early precursor conditions like MGUS/smoldering myeloma to active myeloma.

  • 01:14

    mPatient Myeloma Radio: Dr. Brendan Weiss, Abramson Cancer Center, UPENN

    in Health

    Hear from Dr. Brendan Weiss, MD from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania about the indicators and factors that can MGUS progression to myeloma and a host of immunotherapy approaches that are up-and-coming both in the lab and clinic. He will also share his work on the bone marrow environment, how obesity impacts transplant, and how MGUS in racial groups.

  • 01:02

    mPatient Myeloma Radio: Dr. Shaji Kumar, Mayo Clinic

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    Listen to Dr. Shaji Kumar, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as he describes how all myeloma was once MGUS, how new inhibitors (like CDK and HDAC) work, and his study of how cytogenetics impacts disease progression. 

  • 01:11

    mPatient Myeloma Radio: Dr. Robert A. Kyle, Mayo Clinic

    in Health

    This week on mPatient Myeloma Radio, listen to Dr. Robert A. Kyle, a pioneer in myeloma research, as he gives us perspective on the history of "Innovation in Myeloma" and his lengthy research as the first to identify MGUS and smoldering myeloma. 

  • 01:03

    mPatient Myeloma Radio: Dr. C. Ola Landgren, NCI

    in Health

    This week on mPatient Myeloma Radio, listen to Dr. Landgren as we discuss his research in new therapies for myeloma in its precursor states (MGUS and smoldering), molecular profiling of myeloma and why it is important in predicting progression, and his related research with myeloma and the immune system. 

  • 00:35

    Being diagnosed with Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis

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    Trish Donahue will share her journey of being diagnosed with cryoglobulinemia. "Out of the blue I woke up with legs that were killing me. Diagnosed with cryo 11/12, I'm 70, a retired marathon runner and triathlete, active all my life in sports, was a journalist and writer, now I sell cruises and love to travel but don't know what the future holds with this disease, which they fortunately diagnosed pretty fast. I'm a breast cancer survivor and have MGUS...now peripheral neuropathy too, new with the cryo which is so scary. Have had 2 rituxan infusions and am on high dose of prednisone which has me bloated up so I don't even look like myself. Love to read, decorate, have 2 darling pugs and my neat husband Mike. We live in CA. Always been a positive person so this incurable "thing" is not what I want. Thank goodness for Diane!!"   http://www.cryoglobulinemiavasculitis.org/

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