July 27, 2017

Plasma Cell Neoplasm — A Brief Primer

Myeloma Cell

While multiple myeloma is the primary disease treated at the Myeloma Institute, other plasma cell neoplasms are also the focus of our research and treatment regimens. What is a Plasma Cell Neoplasm? A neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they…


publications

Bi-allelic inactivation is more prevalent at relapse in multiple myeloma, identifying RB1 as an independent prognostic marker A new publication in Blood Cancer Journal 24 February 2017, PMID: 28234347 Primary Authors: Shweta Chavan, Ph.D., and Brian Walker, Ph.D. Targeted gene sequencing was conducted on 578 cases of plasma cell neoplasms, including monoclonal gammopathy of undermined…


Giving Back and Creating a Legacy

Giving Back

The Myeloma Institute is a trailblazer in the development of innovative treatments for myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms. With a firm commitment to helping patients regain their lives and look forward to a disease-free future, the institute’s health care team provides expertise while extending compassion and encouragement. Patients and families frequently ask how they…


Exceeding Expectations

U.S. Ambassador Ruth A. Davis

Ambassador Ruth A. Davis traveled the world as a diplomat during her 40 years with the U.S. Foreign Service. But when she learned she had a relapse of multiple myeloma, she headed to Arkansas and the UAMS Myeloma Institute. “I’ve often had people ask me, ‘Why don’t you go somewhere in the area, closer to…


Finding the Way

Finding the Way

How do new patients find their way to the Myeloma Institute? Often through a family physician or local oncologist or through a lot of online research. Sometimes the path is a bit circuitous. That was the case for Linda King from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. In 2006 Linda received the devastating news of her diagnosis, thanks…


July 24, 2017

No Chain No Gain

I'm lovin it

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July 12, 2017

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Announces $4 Million Investment from the Perelman Family Foundation to Launch MMRF Prevention Project

What is Myeloma?

July 10, 2017

Climb and Punishment–Uphill, Roadkill, and More.

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July 5, 2017

Fuel my Ride–Ice Cream Please!

Dr. Morgan with road bike

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June 26, 2017

Multiple myeloma treatment advances: What health execs should know

Multiple myeloma is a rare cancer, representing about 1.8% of all cancers combined, according to the National Cancer Institute. About 30,000 new cases are expected in the U.S. in 2017. It is more common in men than women, among individuals of African-American descent, and those aged 65 years and older. The SEER Cancer Statistics Review,…



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