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Multiple Myeloma: When Cancer Strikes Your Bone Marrow [Video]

From an interview withDr. James C. H. SmithMcLeod Oncology & Hematology Associates

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died recently from COVD-19.  He had been fully vaccinated. Yet, as a patient with multiple myeloma, his immune system was already comprised.

Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. It occurs when plasma cells in a person’s bone marrow react abnormally. It can even result in DNA changes in your bone marrow. Yet, it can be treated, says McLeod Oncologist Dr. James Smith.

Here are highlights from Dr. Smith’s remarks:Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell abnormality that is produced in the bone marrow. Symptoms related to that process include high calcium and problems with kidney function. Patients can also have abnormality of the bone or bone lesions. As a consequence of the disrupted bone marrow production process, we can also see anemia, a risk of infection and problems with platelet production. As a result, the patient has a low …

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Second-line CAR-T therapy in B-cell lymphoma [Video]

Peter M. Riedell, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, shares updates from the Phase III ZUMA-7 trial (NCT03391466) of the anti CD19 axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). A superior event-free survival and overall survival were reported in the axi-cel arm and the findings corroborate with data from the Phase III TRANSFORM trial (NCT03575351), demonstrating the potential of CAR T-cell therapy as a second-line option for LBCL. This interview took place at the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition congress in Atlanta, GA.

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Boy Fighting Leukemia Enjoys Hamburger Dinner With Santa In North Pole CBS Philly [Video]

A 7-year-old Woodland boy diagnosed with leukemia wished to meet Santa Claus and have a hamburger dinner at the North Poleand that wish was granted.

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Seneca Valley Football Teams Draws Inspiration From Athletic Director Diagnosed With Breast Cancer CBS Pittsburgh [Video]

Seneca Valley High School's football team is learning the greatest lessons in life this year.