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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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

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 4102 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Renal impairment in multiple myeloma: A single center experience.
 

Author(s): Imen Gorsane, S Barbouch, M Mayara, K Ben Abdelghani, R Goucha, F Ben Hamida, H Hedri, T Ben Abdallah

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 May;27(3):480-5.

 

To determine the features of the different forms of kidney diseases associated with multiple myeloma (MM), we retrospectively studied 144 patients with kidney injury and MM at our institute from 1974 to 2014. The mean age of the patients was 60.1 years and the male:female ratio was ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: Finding the Right Combination.
 

Author(s): Michael A Rosenzweig, Amrita Krishnan

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 May;30(5):466-7.

 

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

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Moving Toward a Tailored Therapy in Multiple Myeloma.
 

Author(s): Mattia D'Agostino, Antonio Palumbo

Journal: J Oncol Pract. 2016 Apr;12(4):293-4.

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2016

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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 419 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel Combination Treatments in Multiple Myeloma.
 

Author(s): Ajay K Nooka, Sagar Lonial

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 May;30(5):451-65.

 

The last decade has witnessed the identification of several novel druggable targets in multiple myeloma, leading to identification of novel therapies with clinically proven efficacy, both in the newly diagnosed and relapsed setting. More importantly, a common theme of good outcomes ...

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

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Multiple myeloma: Diagnosis and management issues in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease.
 

Author(s): Srilatha Vadlamudi, Siva Nagendra Reddy Annapareddy

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Jan;27(1):9-14.

 

Multiple myeloma is one of the most common malignancies encountered in clinical practice. Renal involvement in myeloma is a well-recognized entity. Although rare, another special situation that a nephrologist can encounter is myeloma occurring in a patient with preexisting chronic ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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Multiple myeloma and physical activity: a scoping review.
 

Author(s): Lee Smith, Orla McCourt, Malgorzata Henrich, Bruce Paton, Kwee Yong, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher

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Multiple myeloma is the second most common haematological cancer. A growing body of literature is emerging that investigates the role physical activity plays in all stages of multiple myeloma (prevention and survivorship) and to date no attempt has been made to collate and understand ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Early Patient Access Single Named Patient Program for the Use of Ulocuplumab for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
 

Status: Available

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma in Relapse; Multiple Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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Study of Pomalidomide, Cyclophosphamide, Dexamethasone in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma in Relapse; Multiple Myeloma, Refractory

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2016

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Total Marrow Irradiation With High Dose Melphalan Prior to Autologous Transplant for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma (BMT-03)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Myeloma, Relapsed; Multiple Myeloma, Refractory to Standard Treatment

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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