Multiple myeloma

Common Name(s)

Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Plasma cells help the body fight infection by producing proteins called antibodies. In multiple myeloma, plasma cells grow out of control in the bone marrow and form tumors in the areas of solid bone. The growth of these bone tumors makes it harder for the bone marrow to make healthy blood cells and platelets. This disease may also harm other tissues and organs, such as the kidneys. Multiple myeloma mainly affects older adults. Although the exact cause is unknown, there are several known risk factors that can increase a person's chance of getting this disease.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Multiple myeloma" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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International Myeloma Foundation

To improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working towards prevention and a cure

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Multiple myeloma" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

http://www.4thangel.org

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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International Myeloma Foundation

To improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working towards prevention and a cure

http://www.myeloma.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Multiple myeloma" returned 4072 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Identifying multiple myeloma patients using data from the French health insurance databases: Validation using a cancer registry.
 

Author(s): Aurore Palmaro, Martin Gauthier, Cécile Conte, Pascale Grosclaude, Fabien Despas, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(12):e6189.

 

This study aimed to assess the performance of several algorithms based on hospital diagnoses and the long-term diseases scheme to identify multiple myeloma patients.Potential multiple myeloma patients in 2010 to 2013 were identified using the presence of hospital records with at least ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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Multiple myeloma associated with an Evan's syndrome.
 

Author(s): Achour Bechir, Regaieg Haifa, Ben Sayed Nesrine, Bouslema Emna, Mejdoub Senda, Achour Asma, Bouatay Bouzouita Amina, Senda Mrabet, Ben Youssef Yosra, Kortas Mondher, Khelif Abderrahim

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Auto-immun events are rare in multiple myeloma (MM). Here, we report one MM case complicated by Evans syndrome (Autoimmun hemolytic anemia (AIHA) associated with thrombocytopenia). A 52-year-old man was admitted in nephrology department with severe anemia, renal insufficiency and ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Tumor Cell-Derived Microvesicles Induced Not Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition but Apoptosis in Human Proximal Tubular (HK-2) Cells: Implications for Renal Impairment in Multiple Myeloma.
 

Author(s): Aiqi Zhao, Fancong Kong, Chun-Jie Liu, Guoxin Yan, Fei Gao, Hao Guo, An-Yuan Guo, Zhichao Chen, Qiubai Li

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Renal impairment (RI) is one of the hallmarks of multiple myeloma (MM) and carries a poor prognosis. Microvesicles (MVs) are membrane vesicles and play an important role in disease progression. Here, we investigated the role of MVs derived from MM cells (MM-MVs) in RI of MM. We found ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Multiple myeloma" returned 441 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical potential of SLAMF7 antibodies - focus on elotuzumab in multiple myeloma.
 

Author(s): Reed Friend, Manisha Bhutani, Peter M Voorhees, Saad Z Usmani

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Elotuzumab is one of the first monoclonal antibodies to be approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma. It is a humanized immunoglobulin G kappa (IgGκ) antibody that targets signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family member 7 (SLAMF7), a surface marker that is highly expressed ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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How have evolutions in strategies for the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma translated into improved outcomes for patients?
 

Author(s): Pieter Sonneveld, Edwin De Wit, Philippe Moreau

Journal: Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.. 2017 Apr;112():153-170.

 

Although multiple myeloma (MM) remains incurable, the introduction of novel agents has improved clinical outcomes dramatically over the past 15 years. Response rates have risen from ∼30% with single agents to up to 90% with combination therapies. The immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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PET Imaging for Initial Staging and Therapy Assessment in Multiple Myeloma Patients.
 

Author(s): Clément Bailly, Rodolphe Leforestier, Bastien Jamet, Thomas Carlier, Mickael Bourgeois, François Guérard, Cyrille Touzeau, Philippe Moreau, Michel Chérel, Françoise Kraeber-Bodéré, Caroline Bodet-Milin

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Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological neoplasm characterized by the clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. MM results in diffuse or focal bone infiltration and extramedullary lesions. Over the past two decades, advances have been made with regard to ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Treatment of Chemotherapy Refractory Multiple Myeloma by CART-138
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2016

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Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 8 May 2017

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