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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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 The cause was complications of multiple myeloma, his son, Richard, said. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ira Berlin Is Dead at 77; Groundbreaking Historian of Slavery," 8 June 2018 But a year later, in 1993, intense pain in her ribs led to the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Her identical twin saved her life 25 years ago. Now they're cancer activists," 17 Apr. 2018

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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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