2014: Accelerating Progress in Myeloma and What It Means for You

Sunday, November 2
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

An audience of myeloma patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent forum at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to hear the latest treatment and research news, inspiring stories of people living well with myeloma, tips for effective communication with a healthcare team and more.

We are also planning events in other cities. If you haven’t already, please sign up for email updates so we can alert you when important and inspiring videos become available and when upcoming forums are scheduled.

 

Featured Video

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Patient Advocate Perspective: Sharing the News of Your Cancer

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is tough, but sharing the news with family and friends can be even more difficult. Patient advocates Paul and Lynette share their own experiences and advice.

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An Expert Defines High-Risk Myeloma

At a recent town meeting at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Gareth Morgan from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences defined high-risk myeloma.

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Which Myeloma Therapy Is Best for You?

It’s wonderful to have a number of available myeloma treatments, but how do you choose which is best for you? At a recent myeloma forum, Dr. Robert Orlowski breaks down the treatments and how to make the decision.

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Defining MGUS and Smoldering Myeloma

What are MGUS and smoldering myeloma? Dr. Faith Davies defines these terms and what it means for patients—and whether myeloma could actually develop over time.

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What Is Multiple Myeloma? An Expert Explains

We know multiple myeloma is a blood cancer, but what it is it exactly? Dr. Robert Orlowski defines myeloma, describes the early symptoms, and discusses the diagnostic procedures.

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Should All Myeloma Patients Be on Bisphosphonates?

At a recent myeloma town meeting, Dr. Gareth Morgan from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences explains the role of bisphosphonate drugs in the treatment of myeloma.

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New Myeloma Therapies: What Are the Current Trials?

At a recent myeloma town meeting in Houston, Dr. Robert Orlowski, Dr. Faith Davies and Dr. Gareth Morgan discussed new treatments in development, specifically monoclonal antibodies, proteasome inhibitors and HDAC inhibitors.

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Managing Anger and Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

Clinical social worker Midge Myhre from MD Anderson Cancer Center joined Patient Power to discuss the resources available for cancer patients and coping strategies and relaxation techniques for dealing with anger and stress.

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Hope and Progress in Myeloma: An Expert Perspective

Dr. Faith Davies, a top myeloma researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences joined Patient Power to illuminate new developments in myeloma and what it means for patients.

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An Expert’s Positive Outlook on Advances in Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Robert Orlowski, a myeloma specialist, discusses new research in biomarkers, the impact of monoclonal antibodies, and advances in immunotherapy for high-risk myeloma.

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How Advances in Genetic Profiling Are Affecting Myeloma Therapy

Dr. Gareth Morgan from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discusses the gene expression profiling program at the institution and how understanding myeloma genetics is changing myeloma assessment and treatment.

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Guest Presenters

Director of Myeloma and Professor in the Departments of Lymphoma/Myeloma and Experimental Therapeutics


Professor of Medicine, UAMS Myeloma Institute


Professor of Medicine and Director of Phase I Clinical Trials Program




Patient Advocate


Patient Advocate


Hosted by:

Host and Patient Advocate, living with myeloma since 1995; Board member, Patient Empowerment Network



This in-person forum is sponsored by the Patient Empowerment Network through educational grants from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. It is produced in partnership with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 

 

 

 

 


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