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Description: In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how the ARROW study demonstrated efficacy and low toxicity for weekly dosing of carfilzomib.

BOTTOM LINE: Ensure your doctor is aware of the ARR...
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how the ARROW study demonstrated efficacy and low toxicity for weekly dosing of carfilzomib. BOTTOM LINE: Ensure your doctor is aware of the ARROW study in order to consider once-weekly dosing of carfilzomib.
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In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how high-dose melphalan therapy that precedes an ASCT may cause some side effects and how an ASCT itself may result in some low-risk complications. The BOTTOM LINE: Autologous stem cell transplant is still a recommended therapy, if feasible, and it is ...
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In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains which lifestyle choices can improve myeloma patients’ outcomes. BOTTOM LINE: Live as healthy a lifestyle as possible to slow the progression of myeloma.
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In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains why MRD-negative status and MRD-positive status are not clear indicators for next steps in a myeloma patient’s treatment. The BOTTOM LINE: MRD-testing is not yet recommended for routine testing, yet the results can be reassuring to patients.
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie recommends ways myeloma patients can avoid infections, such as using preventative antibiotics, getting certain vaccines, or using an air purifier. The BOTTOM LINE: Talk to a doctor about ways to avoid and to manage infections.
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the ways patients can learn from one another at IMF-affiliated support groups. The BOTTOM LINE: Support groups are a great way to find out about particular treatments and to hear patients’ stories
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie provides helpful hints for myeloma patients to follow healthful diets. The BOTTOM LINE is eat real food and avoid processed food by preparing fresh foods in the comfort of your own home.
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains why a Freelite test may be inaccurate. BOTTOM LINE: Discuss abnormal Freelite test results with your doctor, and if necessary, test further by sending samples to the Binding Site.
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains which criteria and tests determine if a patient’s myeloma is smoldering or active. BOTTOM LINE: Only treat myeloma if test results are absolutely clear and show active disease.
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains that maintenance therapy can prolong remissions and delay relapse. The BOTTOM LINE: If maintenance therapy is well-tolerated, stick with it!

About InternationalMyelomaFoundation
Description: From our weekly series “Ask Dr. Durie” to comprehensive news from key cancer medical conferences around the world, IMF-TV is your all-access ticket to critical myeloma research, patient education and guidance. Check back often for regularly updated content.

Company: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the International Myeloma Foundation reaches more than 350,000 members in 120 countries worldwide. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients and their families, the IMF focuses on four key areas: research, education, support, and advocacy. To date, the IMF has conducted more than 250 educational seminars worldwide, maintains a world-renowned hotline, and established the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), a collaborative research initiative focused on improving myeloma treatment options for patients. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873). The global website is www.myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter @IMFmyeloma.
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