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April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012
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Kansas City Area Regional Community Workshop
Overland Park, Kansas
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 

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Effect of Curcumin on Plasma Cells  
Australian researchers are studying the effect of curcumin on plasma cells in MGUS and smoldering multiple myeloma. The study, which appears in the American Journal of Hematology, is small and its conclusions are couched in tenuous language. more...  
Cautious Optimism Over Early News of Possible Cancer Vaccine
News of a cancer vaccine popped up in media reports in recent weeks. While we are encouraged by the news from Vaxil Therapeutics, Ltd. about its MUC1 peptide vaccine to fight myeloma and other cancers, the phase I/II trial, initiated in late 2010 at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, is still recruiting patients and no data from the trial has yet been presented at a conference or published. more...
Advocate of the Month - Kelley Campbell
Delaware Advocate Involves her Family in the fight for Equal Access to Treatment.  "I was nervous to testify, but I knew that after all I'd been through to get the medication I needed, that I had to testify.  I wasn't just testifying for myself, but for lots of cancer patients who have insurance, but still don't have access to certain anticancer drugs that they need." more...
 Kelley Campbell
Diving into Love with Eyes Wide Open
When a romantic partner receives a myeloma diagnosis, the pressures can overwhelm a relationship. Blogger Kim McLaughlin found inspiration from three couples whose love triumphed over challenges—both medical and familial. more...

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