Patient involvement is the cornerstone of myeloma research. Myeloma patients can help move research forward by taking part in clinical trials and donating blood and bone marrow samples so these can be banked and used for research purposes.
The key goals of current myeloma research include:
- Giving each patient the best treatment for their disease-specific and individual needs
- Overcoming resistance to treatment
- Developing better drugs with fewer side-effects
- Identifying new targets for treatment
- Preventing the onset and progression of myeloma
- Finding a cure
Your doctor may well talk to you about taking part in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are planned research investigations in which patients take part. You can find out more in Frequently asked questions.
You can find out more about the Myeloma UK Clinical Trial Network and active trials in our Research pages.