September is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. I lost my husband to complicated multiple myeloma in 2006. My radio shows this week have been focused on The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS medical center in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Gordon received much of his treatment. These shows will be rebroadcast tomorrow (Saturday) on www.W4CS.com. See the schedule below. During these shows, we discussed many current and future advancements in treatments for multiple myeloma. Please listen in and spread the word!
The Myeloma Institute treats more Multiple Myeloma patients than any other cancer center in the world. More than 450 new patients are evaluated at the Myeloma Institute each year. They treat/follow more than 2,400 patients worldwide at any given time. The facility does more peripheral blood stem cell transplants for myeloma than any other facility in the U.S.
Cancer SOS, Sat., Oct. 29th 1:00 p.m. EST on www.W4CS.com: The Myeloma Institute
Donald J. Johann, Jr., M.S., M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
Director of Informatics
One of the topics in this interview was the amazing genetic links which affect aggressiveness of multiple myeloma in patients. These have been discovered through research at The Myeloma Institute, and can affect a patient's reaction to treatment.
Diagnosis SOS, Sat., Oct. 29th 2:00 p.m. EST www.W4CS.com: The Myeloma Institute
Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D. MRCP (UK), FRCPath
Professor of Medicine, Director of Developmental and Translational Medicine
Here about stem cell transplantation, why it's important for myeloma patients, and the latest exciting research on expanded natural killer stem cells against multiple myeloma cancer cells.
Caregiving SOS, Sat., Oct. 29th 3:00 p.m. EST www.W4CS.com: The Myeloma Institute
Nadine Baxter, APN
Advanced Practice Nurse at the Myeloma Institute
What's it like being a caregiver for a multiple myeloma patient? How is it different than for other forms of cancer? What are the special requirements needed for stem cell transplant patients?
Treatment SOS, Sat., Oct. 29th 4:00 p.m. EST www.W4CS.com: The Myeloma Institute
Saad Zafar Usmani, M.D.
Director of Developmental Therapeutics
We discussed chemotherapy and radiation techniques that have been effective against multiple myeloma, and more about the special treatment and equipment at the Myeloma Institute.
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