Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells are part of your immune system, which helps protect the body from germs and other harmful substances. In time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and in the solid parts of bone.
What is Multiple Myeloma?

Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow. The cancer is also called Kahler’s disease, named after an Austrian pathologist called Otto Kahler who first described the condition.

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Vitamin C and TET proteins can work together to give regulatory T cells their life-saving power

Vitamin C and TET proteins can work together to give regulatory T cells their life-saving power

Metabolites of intestinal bacteria can positively influence the efficacy of tumor therapies

Metabolites of intestinal bacteria can positively influence the efficacy of tumor therapies

Blood cancer patients show widely variable response to COVID-19 vaccines

Blood cancer patients show widely variable response to COVID-19 vaccines

Mayo Clinic researchers are working toward new CAR-T cell treatment for multiple myeloma

Mayo Clinic researchers are working toward new CAR-T cell treatment for multiple myeloma

New blood test can accurately detect 50 types of cancer before symptoms emerge

New blood test can accurately detect 50 types of cancer before symptoms emerge

Researchers uncover new function of regulator protein in multiple myeloma development

Researchers uncover new function of regulator protein in multiple myeloma development

A World First: sequencing polyclonal antibodies using only proteomics

A World First: sequencing polyclonal antibodies using only proteomics

Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma can improve chances of survival among blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma can improve chances of survival among blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Landmark multiple myeloma study completes enrolment and method development

Landmark multiple myeloma study completes enrolment and method development

UC San Diego Health offers new immunotherapy treatment for multiple myeloma following FDA approval

UC San Diego Health offers new immunotherapy treatment for multiple myeloma following FDA approval

Moffitt Cancer Center presents new data from dozens of clinical research studies at ASCO

Moffitt Cancer Center presents new data from dozens of clinical research studies at ASCO

Could the marine compound plitidepsin promote recovery from moderate COVID-19?

Could the marine compound plitidepsin promote recovery from moderate COVID-19?

Decreasing activity of ZMPSTE24 protease with age and comorbidities may make elderly COVID-19 patients vulnerable

Decreasing activity of ZMPSTE24 protease with age and comorbidities may make elderly COVID-19 patients vulnerable

Lengthy treatment with low-dose 6-mercaptopurine inhibits resistant triple-negative breast cancer cells

Lengthy treatment with low-dose 6-mercaptopurine inhibits resistant triple-negative breast cancer cells

Studies suggest mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in patients with blood cancer

Studies suggest mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in patients with blood cancer

Researchers offer large-scale screening of potential broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 antivirals

Researchers offer large-scale screening of potential broad-spectrum SARS-CoV-2 antivirals

First cell-based gene therapy approved by the FDA for treating multiple myeloma

First cell-based gene therapy approved by the FDA for treating multiple myeloma

New blood test makes it easier to follow the progression of multiple myeloma

New blood test makes it easier to follow the progression of multiple myeloma

Bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers, study shows

Bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers, study shows