April 18, 2017

Honors for Man & Woman for fighting blood cancer

Nadine Baxter, president of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society board, lost her mother to acute myeloblastic leukemia within three days of her diagnosis in 2013. Baxter is gearing up for the society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Celebration, to be held Friday.

Nadine Baxter has spent the last 17 of her 40 years as a nurse practitioner working with blood-cancer patients, specifically those with myeloma. Four years ago, blood cancer hit home. Hard and fast. “My mother developed a cough, and we didn’t know what the problem was,” Baxter recalls. She took her to a pulmonologist, and…

April 5, 2017

The Myeloma Genome Project with Dr. Gareth Morgan, UAMS Myeloma Institute

Dr. Gareth Morgan

Clues to be found in more personalized treatment for multiple myeloma can be found in the genetics of myeloma in each individual patient. Dr. Gareth Morgan and the UAMS Myeloma Institute in collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions are working to collect genomic data from myeloma patients with the goal of…