Myeloma Matters – Spring 2015
In this issue:
Dr Chris Parrish from the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, describes a branch of science called Immunogenomics and how it relates to myeloma.
In this interview, final year medical student, Michael Shipton, talks about his life as a medical student with a particular interest in myeloma.
Dr Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) talks about research and clinical trials.
This article reviews the most common tools currently used to diagnose myeloma, and considers new or alternative tests that could potentially play a bigger role in the diagnostic setting.
Living well with myeloma
In this regular feature we explain what cognition is and how it can be affected by myeloma and its treatment; we discuss caring for someone with myeloma; and we outline benefits and tax credits myeloma patients may be able to claim.
Linda Bartlett talks about being diagnosed with myeloma, the treatment she has received and side-effects she’s experienced, as well as the effect the diagnosis has had on her life.