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Blog Gives Multiple Myeloma Patient Way to Share

Oct. 27, 2016 | Sean Murray of Kimberling City, Missouri, was working a stressful job in November 2008. His project list was long and deadlines were coming due. So, yes, he noticed the pain in the upper middle part of his back. But the 49-year-old figured it was a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle [...]

November 1st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

“I owe my life to UAMS.”

This video was filmed in 2011 when David Fajgenbaum was in in his third year of medical school. Since then, Fajgenbaum has had two more life-threatening relapses, but he is currently in his longest remission since becoming ill with HHV-8-negative multicentric Castleman disease. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, is now an assistant professor of Medicine in [...]

October 13th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Myeloma Awareness Month Upcoming Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale to benefit Patient Support Sponsored by Myeloma Institute Social Work Dept. Thursday, March 17th Myeloma Institute Clinic and F7 Inpatient Unit Fighting for a Cure with Captain America Yoga, refreshments, and more! Sponsored by Infusion 4 Tuesday, March 29th Cancer Institute 4th Floor, Infusion 4 MARCHing for a Cure Entertainment [...]

March 15th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Geneticist Brian Walker, Ph. D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute

Brian Walker, Ph. D. LITTLE ROCK – Brian Walker, Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a professor of medicine in the College of Medicine and director of the Myeloma Institute’s basic research team. Walker’s most recent post was as a senior research scientist with the Centre for [...]

March 3rd, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

With FDA approved new Immunotherapy Drugs for Myeloma, are Auto and Allo Transplants on the Way Out?

In just the past 2 months, 3 new drugs for myeloma treatment have been approved by the FDA. With so many more options for immunotherapy drugs coming up, will transplants continue to be an integral part of myeloma treatment? Tune in December 15th at 10 am ET to listen to myeloma advocates and survivors discuss [...]

December 10th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Handling the Holidays Event on December 3

The Myeloma Institute Social Work  Department will host a Patient Support Seminar entitled “Handling the Holidays – a gift of healthy tips” on Thursday, December 3  from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.   The seminar will be held in the Betsy Blass Boardroom on the 10th floor of the Cancer Institute and refreshments will be provided.

November 18th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

FDA approves Darzalex for patients with previously treated multiple myeloma

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for Darzalex (daratumumab) to treat patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior treatments. Darzalex is the first monoclonal antibody approved for treating multiple myeloma. Read more here: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm472875.htm  

November 17th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Guess the Diagnosis with Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD

Guess the Diagnosis: Case 1 Watch the video segments Case-Based Peer Perspectives on Targeted Oncology  Lisa B. is a 47-year-old female store owner from St. Louis, with a 10-month history of fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss. She presents to her PCP with generalized lymphadenopathy, most prominent in the cervical region; there is no polyneuropathy, [...]

October 15th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Gareth John Morgan

"Gareth Morgan is a true world leader in the field of myeloma research." Read more about Myeloma Institute Director, Dr. Gareth Morgan, in yesterday's high profile section in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/sep/27/gareth-john-morgan-intent-on-cancer-cur/  

October 6th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

How I Treat Myeloma Using Genomic Analysis

Dr. Faith Davies is a professor of medicine and the director of the Phase I Clinical Trials program for both the Myeloma Institute and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is recognized internationally for her focus on innovative targeted molecular therapies and her expertise in the [...]

September 18th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|