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International Myeloma Foundation addresses Congress on toxins at Ground Zero

September 30, 2014

On Sept. 10, the International Myeloma Foundation hosted a congressional briefing to raise awareness on the connection between environmental exposure to toxins and multiple myeloma.

One aspect of the briefing pertained to carcinogens that have been identified at the World Trade Center site. According to Brian G.M. Durie, MD, International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) chairman and co-founder, 2,518 first responders have developed cancer, with myeloma among the top four cancers reported.

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Mild liver disease common at lymphoma diagnosis in HCV patients

September 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Patients with hepatitis C virus infection often showed signs of mild liver disease when diagnosed with HCV-associated B-cell non-Hodgkin’s…
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Quest for clinically meaningful PFS benefit an ‘imperfect science’

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2014
Small improvements in study endpoints often serve as the foundation for drug approvals.However, a small but vocal segment of the hematology and oncology research…
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Anti-CD19 CAR T cells show promise in chemotherapy-refractory DLBCL

September 24, 2014
An infusion of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells induced remission in the majority of patients with chemotherapy-refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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International Myeloma Foundation addresses Congress on toxins at Ground Zero

September 30, 2014
On Sept. 10, the International Myeloma Foundation hosted a congressional briefing to raise awareness on the connection between environmental exposure…
Meeting News Coverage

Mild liver disease common at lymphoma diagnosis in HCV patients

September 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Patients with hepatitis C virus infection often showed signs of mild liver disease when diagnosed with HCV-associated B-cell…
figure Cover Story Publication Exclusive

Quest for clinically meaningful PFS benefit an ‘imperfect science’

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2014
Small improvements in study endpoints often serve as the foundation for drug approvals.However, a small but vocal segment of the hematology and…
figure In the Journals

Anti-CD19 CAR T cells show promise in chemotherapy-refractory DLBCL

September 24, 2014
An infusion of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells induced remission in the majority of patients with chemotherapy-refractory diffuse large…
In the Journals

High-dose melphalan plus ASCT significantly extended survival in newly diagnosed myeloma

September 23, 2014
Consolidation with high-dose melphalan plus autologous stem-cell transplantation significantly prolonged PFS and OS with in patients with newly…
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Lenalidomide–dexamethasone extended PFS, OS in transplant-ineligible multiple myeloma

September 22, 2014
Continuous lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone significantly extended PFS compared with melphalan, prednisone and thalidomide in patients with…
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As-needed rituximab controlled follicular lymphoma with less treatment

September 18, 2014
A retreatment strategy that utilized rituximab as needed was associated with similar disease control as maintenance rituximab yet required less…
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Para-aortic irradiation increased diabetes risk in long-term survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma

September 17, 2014
Radiation to para-aortic lymph nodes was associated with a dose-dependent increased risk for diabetes among 5-year survivors of Hodgkin’s…
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Health of Ground Zero first responders in jeopardy if Zadroga Act expires

September 11, 2014
First responders continue to be diagnosed with cancer more than a decade after the tragedy that took place on Sept. 11. In 2016, however, the…
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Toxins at Ground Zero linked with cancer among thousands of first responders

September 11, 2014
The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 still haunts Americans in countless ways, with many survivors continuing to struggle with the enduring grief and trauma…
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