Maike Haehle's Archive

Maike joined Light Knowledge Resources in May 2009 as an associate publisher. She is responsible for the development of the Beacon websites. Before joining LKR, Maike worked in consulting for many years. She holds a linguistics degree and degree in business from two German schools. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading and practicing and teaching yoga.

Maike Haehle has written 83 article(s) .

[ by | Aug 26, 2014 1:26 am | 2 Comments ]
MRI Of The Spine Identifies Smoldering Myeloma Patients At High Risk Of Progressing To Multiple Myeloma

A recently published Greek study provides updated data on the sig­nif­i­cance of MRI-detected focal lesions in the spine in patients with smol­der­ing myeloma.

The Greek study confirms that having more than one focal lesion in the spine puts a smoldering myeloma patient at a noticeably higher risk of progressing to multiple myeloma.

Focal lesions are areas of abnormal cells in the bone marrow. They are not lesions in the outer (hard) area of the bone – lesions which are often …

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[ by | Jun 4, 2014 11:25 am | 2 Comments ]
ASCO 2014 Multiple Myeloma Update – Day Four: Oral Presentations

This year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago came to an end yesterday.

The fourth day of the meeting, which was Monday, was the busiest day in regard to myeloma-related re­search. It started with an oral presentation session that included seven talks about im­por­tant new myeloma-related re­search. A poster session in the afternoon included several posters about myeloma-related re­search.

This article summarizes the most important findings from Monday’s oral pre­sen­ta­tion session. A later article …

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[ by | May 31, 2014 9:17 pm | 3 Comments ]
ASCO 2014 Multiple Myeloma Update – Day One

This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting began yester­day morning in Chicago and will run through Tuesday.

Myeloma-related presentations were made during two sessions yes­ter­day.

One session was designed to better educate physicians about per­son­al­ized therapy for elderly patients with lymphoid malignancies. During that session, Dr. Tanya Marya Wildes from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis talked about how to navigate treatment options for older multiple myeloma patients.

The key myeloma-related research presented yesterday …

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[ by and | May 2, 2014 4:53 pm | 2 Comments ]
Researchers Review Current Diagnostic Imaging Techniques For Multiple Myeloma

A group of European researchers recently published an extensive review of the imaging techniques currently used in the diagnosis and follow-up of multiple myeloma and related diseases.

The researchers assessed the benefits and limitations of several dif­fer­ent imaging techniques, including traditional X-rays, computed to­mog­ra­phy (CT), combined positron emission to­mog­ra­phy and CT scan­ning (PET/CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

According to the researchers, the whole-body X-ray skeletal survey re­mains the method of choice for the detection of bone lesions. However, they …

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[ by and | Apr 8, 2014 7:41 am | 11 Comments ]
Minimal Residual Disease, Deep Sequencing, And Prognosis In Multiple Myeloma

A recent Spanish study adds important findings to the growing literature about the measurement and significance of minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma.

Myeloma patients are said to have minimal residual disease if, after having responded well to treatment, they nevertheless continue to have myeloma cells in their bodies.

In their study, the Spanish researchers used a sensitive new technique known as deep sequencing to conduct minimal residual disease testing. They used the technique to test for residual disease in …

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