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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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[ by | Updated: Jun 12, 2013 12:30 pm | 2 Comments ]
ASCO 2013 Multiple Myeloma Update – Day Four: Oral Presentations

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

Monday was the busiest day with regard to myeloma-related research. The day started with an oral presentation session that included eight 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 will cover the findings from the after­noon poster session.

The content in our daily updates is based …

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[ by and | Updated: Jun 4, 2013 1:41 pm | One Comment ]
ASCO 2013 Multiple Myeloma Update – Day Three: Poster Presentations

This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which is being held in Chicago, began on Friday and goes through Tuesday.

Sunday started with a poster session in which important new research findings were summarized on posters displayed throughout a large conference hall.

The studies presented during the session were on a wide variety of myeloma-related topics, including new treatments being developed for myeloma, currently used regimens, smoldering multiple myeloma, and findings on initial therapy.

Some of the posters included preliminary results from ongoing clinical trials.  Others described …

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[ by | Updated: June 3, 2013 4:45 pm | 5 Comments ]
Pomalidomide Gets Positive Opinion From European Advisory Committee; Approval Expected By End Of Summer

An advisory committee of the European Medicines Agency has issued a positive opinion regarding European approval of pomalidomide for the treatment of cer­tain patients with multiple myeloma.

Specifically, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) rec­om­mended that pomalidomide be approved for use in com­bi­na­tion with dexa­metha­sone (Decadron) for the treatment of re­lapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients who have received at least two prior therapies, including both Revlimid (lenalidomide) and Velcade (bor­tezo­mib), and have demonstrated disease progression while on their last …

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