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[ by | Nov 18, 2013 10:22 pm | Comments Off ]
ASH 2013 Preview: Treatments In Early-Phase Clinical Development For Multiple Myeloma

This article is the second in The Beacon’s ‘preview’ series about mye­lo­ma re­search that will be pre­sented at the American Society of Hema­tol­o­gy (ASH) meet­ing in early December.

Abstracts for the ASH presentations are now available; these abstracts contain pre­lim­i­nary data, and updated data will be presented at the meet­ing.

The Beacon’s ASH preview articles, which will be published over the next couple of weeks, will highlight the most interesting myeloma-related studies that will be presented at the meeting.

The first preview, which was …

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[ by | Jun 21, 2013 5:22 pm | Comments Off ]
Two New Studies Investigate The Significance Of Minimal Residual Disease In Multiple Myeloma

The results of two recent European studies provide new insights into minimal residual disease detection and its potential value in the treat­ment of multiple myeloma.

The first study, carried out in Spain, used two different methods to detect mini­mal residual disease (MRD) in myeloma patients.  The study found that the two methods led to similar results, and that MRD levels may be a better predictor of patient prognosis than traditional measures of treat­ment response.

The second study was conducted by researchers in Britain using data from a large clinical trial …

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[ by | Updated: Jun 21, 2013 2:30 pm | 4 Comments ]
A Look At The Myeloma-Related Poster Presentations At The EHA Congress (EHA 2013)

This year’s Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) is cur­rent­ly being held in Stockholm. It started earlier this week and will run through Sunday, June 16.

A substantial amount of myeloma-related research will be presented during the EHA meeting during both oral presentations and poster pre­sen­ta­tions.

This article summarizes some of the important myeloma-related findings that are expected to be presented during poster sessions today and to­mor­row. A previous article covered the key findings that will be pre­sented during oral pre­sen­ta­tions.

The studies covered in this article are …

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[ by | Updated: Jun 19, 2013 11:10 pm | Comments Off ]
The European Hematology Association’s Annual Congress Starts Today: A Look At The Key Myeloma-Related Presentations (EHA 2013)

Physicians and researchers have started gathering for the 18th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), which will take place in Stockholm this year.  The first education and poster sessions of the meet­ing will take place tomorrow, Friday, June 14.  Additional sessions of vari­ous kinds are scheduled for both days of the weekend, until the meet­ing ends early Sunday afternoon (European time).

The research presented at the meeting will cover all areas of hematology, which is the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood-related dis­eases, in­clud­ing multiple myeloma.

The EHA …

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[ by and | Jun 11, 2013 5:47 pm | 5 Comments ]
ASCO 2013 And Multiple Myeloma: What Were The Highlights?

This year’s meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held May 31 through June 4 in Chicago.

During the meeting, The Beacon published daily updates that provided over­views of the important multiple myeloma findings presented during the meeting.

Now that the meeting has concluded, the focus shifts to the bigger picture: What were the key findings of the meeting? Were there results with immediate im­pli­ca­­tions for the treatment of multiple myeloma?  Did the research at the meeting represent a major step for­ward for myeloma …

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