multiple myeloma


Definition of multiple myeloma

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

Examples of multiple myeloma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, the results raise some questions about the treatment’s commercial potential and may leave the door open for competing multiple myeloma therapies to surpass it relatively soon. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "New data show Bluebird, Bristol CAR-T drug could be pioneering myeloma therapy. Competitors may be close behind," 6 Dec. 2019 He'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer in the bone marrow. CBS News, "Tom Brokaw: Yesterday, "Today" and tomorrow," 17 Nov. 2019 Meehan died recently on Sept. 17 in her Riverwoods home at the age of 94 after a battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. Karen Berkowitz,, "Highland Park nurse Vivian Meehan, who put national spotlight on eating disorders in 1970s, dies at age 94," 8 Nov. 2019 Then, six years ago he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 17)," 14 Nov. 2019 Six of those 12—colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, multiple myeloma, pancreatic and uterine—were found to be rising more rapidly in younger Americans (ages 25 to 49). Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Cancer-Obesity Time Bomb," 27 Sep. 2019 Humana announced his death in a statement, and spokesman Jim Turner cited complications from multiple myeloma as a cause., "WASHINGTON — David Jones, a Kentucky lawyer who turned a $1,000 investment into America’s largest nursing-home chain, then transformed his business into a hospital giant and finally into the $37 billion health insurance corporation Humana, died Wednesday in Louisville. He was 88.," 20 Sep. 2019 Eighty-five per cent of drug-resistant patients with multiple myeloma—a malignancy of the blood’s plasma cells—have either a complete or a partial response to the therapy, but more than a third of complete responders relapse within a year. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Two of the patients have multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, and the third has a sarcoma, cancer that forms in connective or soft tissue. NBC News, "Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of multiple myeloma

1897, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2019

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“Multiple myeloma.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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multiple myeloma


Medical Definition of multiple myeloma

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

called also myelomatosis

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