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#AskDrDurie is the IMF’s weekly web series, hosted by IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie, which answers questions of broad audience interest about myeloma. If you have a question that might be of interest to the general myeloma community, please send it to AskDrDurie@myeloma.org for consideration. Thank you!

Our archives are brimming with useful information directed at - and asked by - patients, caregivers, and other interested parties... so please watch the episodes below, and share them as much as possible so that others may benefit!


 

 

 

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09.03.14   #AskDrDurie: If Pomalyst does not produce a full response, what are my options?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, Dr. Brian Durie explores options for myeloma treatment if a patient isn’t receiving a full response from Pomalyst.


08.27.14   #AskDrDurie: Is there a test available for measuring Minimal Residual Disease, what we call MRD?

In this week's #AskDrDurie, the IMF's Dr. Brian Durie answers a very important question regarding the tests available for measuring Minimal Residual Disease. As you may know, the IMF's Black Swan Research Initiative(R) has been evaluating a new flow test method for this, and it is becoming a new benchmark.


08.13.14   #AskDrDurie: How can Revlimid’s diarrhea side effect be handled?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, the IMF's Dr. Brian Durie answers a patient's question about dealing with a specific side effect from Revlimid.


08.07.14   #AskDrDurie: Is it okay to take vitamin B12 on the same day as Velcade?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, Dr. Brian Durie of the IMF answers a myeloma patient’s question about taking a supplement like vitamin B12 on the same day as Velcade.


07.30.14   #AskDrDurie: What are the important aspects of different types of imaging, such as regular x-rays, MRI, CT, and PET?
In this week's #AskDrDurie episode, Dr. Brian Durie of the IMF explains the difference between x-rays, MRI, CT, and PET image scans. Each one has its place in detecting myeloma, and he walks viewers through each.

07.23.14   #AskDrDurie: Should I have an ASCT if I've been through therapy and am in remission?

In this week's #AskDrDurie, IMF Chairman and Co-Founder, Dr. Brian Durie answers a patient's inquiry about the benefits and necessity of having an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) if treatment for myeloma has already been completed, with remission as the result.


07.16.14   #AskDrDurie: How can myeloma suddenly go from standard to high risk?
In this episode of #AskDrDurie, IMF Co-Founder and Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie answers a patient submitted question regarding receiving an initial diagnosis of standard myeloma, having treatment, and then being told the myeloma was high risk. He explains when and why that can happen and discusses different kinds of testing involved.

07.09.14   #AskDrDurie: Can a low white blood cell count be enough to trigger a need for myeloma therapy?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, IMF Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Brian G.M. Durie talks about what a low white blood cell count means when it comes to myeloma.


07.02.14   #AskDrDurie: Does age make a difference in selecting myeloma treatment?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, IMF Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the important factors one must consider when selecting individualized treatment for myeloma.


06.25.14   #AskDrDurie: Is MRI testing important to see if treatment is necessary for smoldering myeloma?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, Dr. Brian Durie discusses the importance of MRI testing, specifically when it comes to patients with smoldering myeloma.


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