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.
 

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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

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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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

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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 4632 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A multiple myeloma that progressed as type I cryoglobulinemia with skin ulcers and foot necrosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Antonio G Solimando, Azzurra Sportelli, Teresa Troiano, Lucia Demarinis, Francesca Di Serio, Angelo Ostuni, Franco Dammacco, Angelo Vacca, Roberto Ria

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e12355.

 

Type I cryoglobulinemia is a rare and life-threatening condition. It occurs mainly in B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. In almost half of the patients, type I cryoglobulinemia is characterized by severe cutaneous involvement.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multiple myeloma with pathologically proven skull plasmacytoma after a mild head injury: Case report.
 

Author(s): Wenzhen Yang, Jing Zheng, Ruihao Li, Haijun Ren, Boru Hou, Zhiyong Zhao, Dengfeng Wang, Gang Wang, Jixing Liu, Guizhong Yan, Dong Wang, Xinding Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e12327.

 

MM is a malignant tumor originating from the plasma cells of the bone marrow. Central nervous system myelomatosis is very rare and may be a complication of MM.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The expression and role of miR-181a in multiple myeloma.
 

Author(s): Ruili Yuan, Ni Liu, Jinyu Yang, Jing Peng, Lina Liu, Xuan Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12081.

 

This study aims to investigate the role of miR-181a in multiple myeloma (MM). Fresh peripheral blood and bone marrows were collected. Expression of miR-181a, BCL-2 mRNA, and NOVA1 mRNA was detected by RT-qPCR. The correlation between miR-181a and clinical features of MM was further ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Multiple myeloma" returned 527 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pathophysiology of drug-induce peripheral neuropathy in patients with multiple myeloma.
 

Author(s): K Luczkowska, Z Litwinska, E Paczkowska, B Machalinski

Journal: J. Physiol. Pharmacol.. 2018 04;69(2):.

 

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a disease of unknown, complex etiology that affects primarily older adults. The course of the disease and the patients' survival time are very heterogeneous, but over the last decade, clear progress in the treatment of this incurable disease has been observed. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Potential Clinical Application of Genomics in Multiple Myeloma.
 

Author(s): Cinnie Yentia Soekojo, Sanjay de Mel, Melissa Ooi, Benedict Yan, Wee Joo Chng

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Multiple myeloma is a heterogeneous disease with different characteristics, and genetic aberrations play important roles in this heterogeneity. Studies have shown that these genetic aberrations are crucial in prognostication and response assessment; recent efforts have focused on ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Old and Young Actors Playing Novel Roles in the Drama of Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Microenvironment Dependent Drug Resistance.
 

Author(s): Sabrina Manni, Marilena Carrino, Gianpietro Semenzato, Francesco Piazza

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Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most frequent hematologic cancer. In addition to the deleterious effects of neoplastic plasma cell growth and spreading during the disease evolution, this tumor is characterized by the serious pathological consequences due to the massive secretion ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Multiple Myeloma (MM) Profile in Brazil: A Retrospective Observational Analysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2018

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Safety and Efficacy Assessments of Osalmid in Multiple Myeloma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2018

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