CAR T-Cell Therapies Produce Durable Responses in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
By Chase Doyle
Cell-based therapy is becoming an attractive option for the treatment of patients with relapsed (coming back) or refractory (does not respond to therapy) multiple myeloma who have received many therapies before.
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Alyssa Dickey searched for 2 years for the source of her recurrent illnesses before she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Now, she tries to find balance in her life and live in the present, knowing that the cancer will likely return.
What Your Doctor Should Know: Which Treatment Is Best for a Patient with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma?
Many medications for multiple myeloma have been approved in recent years. That is great for patients, but it becomes even more important that doctors choose the best treatment for each patient.
By Dana Taylor
Among Americans diagnosed with multiple myeloma, black and Hispanic patients receive their first treatment about 3 months later than white patients. Delays in treatment means unnecessary complications. Closing this racial gap is therefore paramount.
People who are diagnosed with blood cancer need to learn enough about it without being overwhelmed, and to take part in their treatment decisions. Communicate important personal information to your care team.
By Mira ArmourMira Armour, Christine BattistiniMira Armour, Christine Battistini, Yelak BiruMira Armour, Christine Battistini, Yelak Biru, Viorica CursaruMira Armour, Christine Battistini, Yelak Biru, Viorica Cursaru, Aldo Del Col, BScPhm, MBAMira Armour, Christine Battistini, Yelak Biru, Viorica Cursaru, Aldo Del Col, BScPhm, MBA, Anne Delmond-Davanture, PhDMira Armour, Christine Battistini, Yelak Biru, Viorica Cursaru, Aldo Del Col, BScPhm, MBA, Anne Delmond-Davanture, PhD, Nadia Elkebir
Michael Pascoe and his wife were about to embark on a fresh start in 2014 when he learned he had multiple myeloma—an incurable blood cancer. Soon, the stress and overwhelming medical bills mounted. As the couple struggled to remain positive, they then learned that his wife had cancer, too.
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