Genomic Markers Show the Risk of Progression for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
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Genomic Markers Show the Risk of Progression for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

According to the ASCO Post, researchers have discovered genomic characteristics of smoldering multiple myeloma that can tell one's risk of progression to multiple myeloma. Dr. Mark Bustoros and his team…

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CASI Pharmaceuticals Files CTA (IND) for Novel Multiple Myeloma Treatment

  According to a recent press release, biopharmaceutical company CASI Pharmaceuticals filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) (IND) in the United Kingdom. CASI Pharmaceuticals is hoping to test the safety…

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: What Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Survivors Need to Know
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Coronavirus/COVID-19: What Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Survivors Need to Know

According to a story from LocalHealthGuide, COVID-19 has continued to spread through the US and the lackluster government response suggests that it isn't going to be contained any time soon.…

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Trial Testing Combination Treatment for Untreated Multiple Myeloma Ends in Disappointment
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Trial Testing Combination Treatment for Untreated Multiple Myeloma Ends in Disappointment

According to a story from businesswire.com, the Bristol Myers Squibb Company recently released the topline results from its phase 3 clinical trial. This study was testing a combination treatment consisting…

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Four Drug Combination to Treat Multiple Myeloma Performs Well in Trial
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Four Drug Combination to Treat Multiple Myeloma Performs Well in Trial

  According to a report in Myeloma Research News, the European Commission has recently granted authorization to market bortezomib, dexamethasone and thalidomide (collectively known as VTd) plus daratumumab to treat…

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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients
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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients

According to a story from Financial Buzz, the precision oncology company Notable has recently announced that it has opened enrollment for a new observational clinical trial that will focus on…

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FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Cellectar’s CLR 131 for the Sixth Time

  The biopharmaceutical company Cellectar Biosciences recently announced that the FDA granted its lead phospholipid drug conjugate, CLR 131, Orphan Drug Designation(ODD) for treatment of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. ODD is granted by…

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Study: Belantamab Mafodotin Shows Positive Results in People with Multiple Myeloma
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Study: Belantamab Mafodotin Shows Positive Results in People with Multiple Myeloma

Copyscape score: 4% Cancer is a disease that affects different people in different ways, and for some people, no existing treatments can effectively treat their cancer. GlaxoSmithKline has recently released…

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First Patient Dosed with Experimental Treatment for Multiple Myeloma in Clinical Trial
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First Patient Dosed with Experimental Treatment for Multiple Myeloma in Clinical Trial

According to a story from Myeloma Research News, the first patient has been dosed with an experimental allogeneic (donor derived) CAR-T cell therapy called UCARTCS1 as part of a phase…

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Study Finds Under-Use of Supportive Care in Older Multiple Myeloma Patients
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Study Finds Under-Use of Supportive Care in Older Multiple Myeloma Patients

According to a story from Healio, a recent study has determined that older patients with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer that affects plasma cells, routinely under-utilize supportive care resources as…

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British Science Journal Authors Voice Concerns Over Low Standards Supporting Cancer Drugs

  Fierce Biotech recently focused on a report by The BMJ, a British science journal, on the validity of clinical trials which are critical to decision making by patients and…

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Immunizations and Rare Diseases: A Resource

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Express Newsletter reports that 981 cases of measles have been reported so far this year, with 41 new cases added just last week.  Rare disease kids…

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Multiple Myeloma Drug ‘Xpovio’ Passes With FDA Accelerated Approval
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Multiple Myeloma Drug ‘Xpovio’ Passes With FDA Accelerated Approval

As reported in Biospace, xpovio (selinexor), a drug used to treat relapsed refractory multiple myeloma, received accelerated approval by the Food and Drug Administration this July. About Multiple Myeloma Multiple…

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A Look at Progress in Healthcare and a Glimpse into the Future

  The Asco Post recently interviewed Dr. Jean Pierre Bizzari, the Executive Vice President of Celgene, a multinational bioparmaceutical company. The interview covered various aspects of research and development (R&D)…

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Experimental Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Earns Orphan Drug Designation
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Experimental Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Earns Orphan Drug Designation

According to a story from globenewswire.com, the biopharmaceutical company Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. recently announced that the company's investigational product candidate P-BCMA-101 has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the US…

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