Marisa holds an MS in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. She specializes in cancer biology, immunology, and genetics. Marisa began working with BioNews in 2018, and has written about science and health for SelfHacked and the Genetics Society of America. She also writes/composes musicals and coaches the University of Pittsburgh fencing club.
People with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) placed at low- or intermediate-risk of progression to multiple myeloma can develop that cancer within five years, a study of blood ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its hold on the CANOVA Phase 3 clinical trial, which is evaluating the experimental therapeutic Vencexta (venetoclax) plus dexamethasone in ... Read more
Adding Darzalex (daratumumab) to the standard first-line treatment of Revlimid (lenalidomide) plus dexamethasone improves treatment and survival outcomes in multiple myeloma patients who are not eligible for an autologous stem cell ... Read more
Isatuximab, a potential therapeutic antibody, can improve survival in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients being given a standard treatment consisting of Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone (brand names include Decadron and Dexpak), results of ... Read more
Analysis of thousands of individual cells in multiple myeloma patients allows for a much more precise diagnosis — distinguishing asymptomatic, early-stage patients from those with full-blown disease — and ... Read more
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