Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Animal studies have shown that a new treatment strategy using phototherapy might be used to treat inaccessible cancers, including multiple myeloma. The therapy makes use of light-sensitive medicines that are ... Read more
Stem cell transplants derived from patients’ own bone marrow are a safe and effective treatment for those with multiple myeloma who fail to respond to first-line treatments, a study reports. Scientists ... Read more
Adding the proteasome inhibitor Kyprolis (carfilzomib) to the standard regimen of Revlimid (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone reduced the risk of death in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma by 21%, according to ... Read more
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma benefit significantly from a combination of Ninlaro (ixazomib) plus Revlimid (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone, followed by Ninlaro maintenance therapy, according to long-term follow-up data of ... Read more