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Watch on Demand: Managing and Treating Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

Watch on Demand: Managing and Treating Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

“Fatigue can be very difficult to fix — but having said that, one of the things we do when we're assessing folks with blood cancer is try to see if there are, in fact, reversible causes of fatigue.”Dr. Matt Kalaycio shared this important insight...
Updated 09/27/2021

Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Stem cell transplants are often used to treat multiple myeloma. This type of treatment has been effective over the past several decades. What Are Stem Cells?Stem cells are immature cells that act as factories for making the fully developed cells...
Posted 07/29/2021

Chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Blood cancers such as multiple myeloma are often treated with anti-cancer drugs called chemotherapy. Other therapies are often used alongside chemotherapy to treat multiple myeloma. These additional treatments include stem cell transplantation,...
Posted 07/15/2021

Medications for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Medications for Multiple Myeloma: Your Guide

Recent advances in medications for multiple myeloma have increased the quality of life for people living with this disease. The medications used to treat multiple myeloma work in many different ways. Different classes of medication have been...
Posted 07/13/2021

CAR-T Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: What Is It?

CAR-T Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: What Is It?

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy is a new multiple myeloma treatment option. It is a type of immunotherapy that can improve outcomes for people with advanced myeloma. Although CAR-T cell therapy can cause potentially serious side...
Posted 06/07/2021

Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: What To Know

Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: What To Know

Immunotherapy is a newer type of cancer treatment that can modify the immune system to target myeloma cells for destruction.Several monoclonal antibody therapies are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of...
Posted 04/01/2021

What Is Minimal Residual Disease in Myeloma?

What Is Minimal Residual Disease in Myeloma?

Most people with multiple myeloma need to undergo treatment. How do you know if these treatments are effective? Doctors use different methods to analyze whether any cancer cells remain in the body. One such method involves measuring minimal...
Updated 08/16/2021

Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early...
Posted 12/20/2018
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