multiple myeloma

noun

Definition of multiple myeloma

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

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The patient didn’t have multiple myeloma either, though that test, which measures levels of one part of the immune system known as antibodies, was abnormal; one antibody, known as IgM, was high. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Her Various Symptoms Seemed Unrelated. Then One Doctor Put It All Together.," 14 Feb. 2018 Celgene’s biggest blockbusters have been Thalomid and Revlimid, which treat the rare blood cancer multiple myeloma and are based on the compound thalidomide. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Menendez Method," 9 Oct. 2018 It’s made by plasma cells, the infection-fighting blood cells that turn malignant in multiple myeloma. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Her identical twin saved her life 25 years ago. Now they're cancer activists," 17 Apr. 2018 In December, when the Phase 1 study was last updated, 12 of the 18 multiple myeloma patients were still responding to BB2121. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Bluebird Bio CAR-T delays multiple myeloma progression by one year, but is that enough?," 1 June 2018 The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, said his family. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Ira Berlin, historian of slavery in America, dies at 77," 12 June 2018 The world's oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma have been discovered in the remains of mummies in the pharaonic necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in the Egyptian city of Aswan. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "Healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer spread, study says," 11 Apr. 2018 Karo, a La Mesa resident, died June 14 of complications from multiple myeloma. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Steve Karo, who led the effort to save Balboa Theatre, dies at 75," 21 June 2018 The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, said his children, Richard Berlin and Lisa Berlin Wittenstein. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Ira Berlin, transformative historian of slavery in America, dies at 77," 6 June 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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multiple myeloma

noun

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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