Author Archives: Katie McCallum

Elevated BMI Linked to Multiple Myeloma Development and Progression

A study has uncovered that elevated body mass index (BMI), a measurement of obesity, increases an individual’s risk of developing multiple myeloma and the disease’s risk of progression. The study, “Adipocytes contribute to the growth and progression of multiple myeloma: Unraveling obesity related differences in adipocyte signaling,” was recently published…

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Outcomes May Improve with ‘Next-Generation Drug Candidates’, Review Says

Advances in the molecular understanding of multiple myeloma (MM) onset and disease development have enabled the production of effective drugs, such as bortezomib,thalidomide, and lenalidomide, that increase the length of progression-free survival and prolong overall survival. While the drugs have dramatically improved the day-to-day quality of life of patients with MM,…