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Obesity, a Risk Factor for Developing Multiple Myeloma

...an person to develop multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma or Kahler's disease is a type of cancer of plasma ...eloma. The association between BMI and multiple myeloma was strongest among men with a BMI of 30 or more. The effect was less pronounced among overweight or...

Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease

...pe-2) diabetes, and an illness related to multiple myeloma called primary or AL amyloidosis are the other types of amyloid-related diseases. During the course of study, Dr. Solomon and his colleagues injected or fed amyloid extracted from foie gras to mice prone to develop AA amyloidosis. They found that a...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...most in number were thyroid cancer (106 per cent), myeloma (44 per cent), melanoma (41 per cent), kidney cancer (39 per cent) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (36 per cent). The incidence of smoking-related cancers has fallen in recent years, but cigarette smoking is still a major cause of cancer in Australia. S...

Velcade(R) Plus Doxil(R) Improves Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma Patients

...and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and physicians-tod... FDA just last month as a new treatment option for myeloma patients who have relapsed or who have not responded to at least one other course of treatment. The ...

Deficiency in Vitamin D Increases the Risk of Cancer

...itive to vitamin D treatment – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and solid tumor models are all sensitive, which speaks to the value of vitamin D as a potential therapeutic agent in multiple types of cancer. Recent RPCI research explored the mechanisms of vitamin D in the tumor microenvironment. Clinical trials ...

Clinical Trials for a Low-dose Steroid Therapy for Bone Marrow Cancer Prove Positive

...nd effective against multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that are found in bloo...ide. "These results have major implications for myeloma therapy," noted study chair Vincent Rajkumar. "The results of this study, particularly lenalidomide ...

New Clinical Trial Results Could Improve Survival for Myeloma Patients

... and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and physicians// -...been used as standard therapy for the treatment of myeloma alone and in combination with other drugs. However, interim findings from a large ongoing clinical t...

Successful Islet Cell Transplant in Mice With Type 1 Diabetes

...f lymphoid cells. Yet, only a fraction of multiple myeloma patients respond to the drug.” The researchers speculate that responsive myelomas are the ones retaining the p53 protein, which gets stabilized during treatment and triggers self-destruction of cancerous cells. “If confirmed experimentally, our hy...

Philadelphia Researchers Found A Novel Way To Fight Several Kind of Cancers

...on the market − one of which is the multiple myeloma drug Velcade − to light up tumor viruses on a gamma camera. The technique is the first in the new field of in vivo molecular-genetic imaging that doesn't require transfecting tumors with a "reporter" gene, the scientists say. "The beauty of ...

Military College to Set Up Stem Cell Research Centre

...s anaemia and certain types of cancers as multiple myeloma and leukaemia. "We are not playing god. Our intention is not to create a super human being but to repair diseased and damaged human tissues and organs," said Col. Harsh Kumar, head of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, AFMC."Stem cell therapy, ...

Tailor-made Cancer Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Patients Offered by Mayo Clinic

...xtensive genetic examination of 42 unique multiple myeloma cell lines and tumor samples taken from 68 patients, the investigators defined multiple genetic mutations in the other NF-êB pathway, the so-called non-canonical pathway. "These mutations make the tumor more dependent on that pathway, and consequentl...

“Erectile Dysfunction” Drugs Heighten Natural Anti-Cancer Activiy

...es taken from 14 head and neck cancer and multiple myeloma patients. Sildenafil, marketed under the trade name Viagra, is one of a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in millions of men, and in recent years, its ability to stimulate the production of NO has been investigated by experts in di...

Impotency Drugs Help to Unmask Cancer Cells

...es taken from 14 head and neck cancer and multiple myeloma patients. Sildenafil, marketed under the trade name Viagra, is one of a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in millions of men, and in recent years, its ability to stimulate the production of NO has been investigated by experts in dis...

Lenalidomide Gives New Hope To Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

...in various malignant disorders, including multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. In this phase II study – the first to report clinical activity of lenalidomide in patients with CLL – 45 patients with immunophenotypically diagnosed B-CLL were treated with a daily dose of 25 mg of lenalidomide. Majo...

Fire Fighters Prone To Cancer Risk

...and colon cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma - were associated with fire fighting on varying levels of increased risk. 'There's a critical and immediate need for additional protective equipment to help fire fighters avoid inhalation and skin exposures to known and suspe...

Fighting cancer - Multiple Myeloma with long-term therapy

A cure for multiple myeloma has not yet been discovered. Currently,its diagnos...ting for the results of this study in the multiple myeloma community, as the issue of maintenance therapy has never been resolved,' said Joseph Mikhael, MD, a ...

Risk of Suicide in Cancer Patients

... of the lung and bronchus, head and neck, bladder, myeloma and oesophagus. Breast and liver cancer patients showed the lowest rates. When split according to sex, however, it was seen that for women, suicide rates were similar despite where the disease hit, except for those suffering colorectal and cervical ...

Improved Patient Care from Blood Specialists with New Web based Tool

...loping additional measures in the area of multiple myeloma to be released within the next several months. In addition to the evaluation component, each set of measures will be accompanied by physician resources and educational materials. ABIM's Practice Improvement Modules enable physicians to conduct a co...

Bisphosphonates to Treat Multiple Myeloma

...rt has been issued by the Mayo Clinic's// multiple myeloma (MM) research team. This report deals with several... Mayo Clinic team provided recommendations for the myeloma patients for whom bisphosphonates are indicated. They said pamidronate should be the bisphosphonate ...

Revlimid Approved By FDA For Multiple Myeloma

... only 20.2 months. It is estimated that multiple myeloma affects 50,000 people in the United States, while 14,000 new cases are diagnosed every year....

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