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myeloma

a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow

myeloma

[‚mī·ə′lō·mə]
(medicine)
A primary tumor of the bone marrow composed of any of the bone marrow cell types.
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Vilain-Holmes et al., "Age has a profound effect on the incidence and significance of chromosome abnormalities in myeloma," Leukemia, vol.
Campion et al., "Translocation t(14;16) and multiple myeloma: is it really an independent prognostic factor?" Blood, vol.
Tests for Bence Jones protein in the urine and for serum myeloma protein were negative.
Solitary extramedullary myeloma (plasmacytoma) of the upper part of the respiratory tract and oropharynx.
We report here one of the rare variants of multiple myeloma, namely IgD-kappa multiple myeloma.
A 71-year-old man, with a background history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, was referred to our center for multiple myeloma work-up as the patient had history of low back pain for two-months and was noted to have deteriorating renal function and decreasing trend of haemoglobin levels.
Berenson from the Institute of Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) was the myeloma expert on the November Cure Panel Talk Show discussing myeloma treatment without transplant adds, "The Cure Panel Talk Show was an informative and engaging broadcast, and I look forward to more opportunities to present new research data and answer questions regarding the potential of combination therapies for those with Multiple Myeloma and MGUS."
The panelists on the Talk Show include noted myeloma blogger and author, Pat Killingsworth (of the MultipleMyelomaBlog.com), and Gary Petersen, the editor of Myelomasurvival.com, who also doubles up to co-host the shows with Cure Talk.
* Clinical features associated with IgD myeloma, as opposed to IgG or IgA myeloma, include young age of onset, rapid disease progression, and increased rate of amyloidosis and bone involvement.
A descriptive study was conducted in the Clinical Pathology Division of Department of Pathology at Government Medical College, Trivandrum; 100 consecutive cases reported as multiple myeloma by bone marrow aspiration alone or along with bone marrow trephine was included in the study.
Biclonal multiple myeloma is a rare form of myeloma, with frequencies reported in the literature from 1 to 5%.
The researchers will use next generation DNA sequencing technology to analyse samples of cancer cells from certain myeloma patients.