Hallmark of most multiple myeloma cases is the persistent production of some form of immunoglobulins, a phenomenon that brings the disease to attention. However, there is a subset of multiple myeloma patients who do not secrete immunoglobulin or its component parts into either the blood or urine, hence called non-secretory myeloma. Some non-secretory myeloma patients may produce the immunoglobulin proteins but they have defects in secretion. Due to lack of these protein biomarkers in blood and urine, it may be difficult to assess and treat the disease. Our myeloma panel is talking to Dr. Frits Van Rhee about latest developments and new options available in assessment and treatment of nonsecretory myeloma.
Dr. Frits Van Rhee
Developments in Personalized Medicine and New Options in Breast Cancer Treatment with Dr. Jame Abraham
In this era of personalized medicine the standard “one dose fits all” approach to cancer care has been ineffective leading to treatment failures. Personalized medicine is a new healthcare paradigm that allows physicians to choose treatment methodology optimally based on a person’s genetic or protein profiles. Our breast cancer panel is talking to Dr. Jame Abraham of Cleveland Clinic to learn about the developments in personalized medicine in breast cancer treatment. The panel will also discuss research in this field and new options available for breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Jame Abraham
High Risk Myeloma Treatment Options with Dr. Robert Orlowski
Myeloma is classified as high-risk based on presence of cytogenetic abnormalities and poor treatment outcomes. Despite many new drugs and drug combinations being approved, long term benefits for high risk multiple myeloma patients is less clear. We continue our discussion on high risk myeloma with Dr. Robert Orlowski and talk about the treatment options that are available for a high risk patient.Panelists
Dr. Robert Orlowski
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