News for blood cancer patients and their caregivers in no particular order

Others Before Self - Bill Jackson

posted May 23, 2011, 10:50 PM by David W.   [ updated May 23, 2011, 11:18 PM ]

April 4, 2009

Bill Jackson was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare but life threatening cancer. Instead of giving up, he gives to others by organizing in a support group and sharing what he knows to the local community of cancer patients and professionals. He has already outlived his cancer's life expectancy, and we fully expect Blll to be around for a long time to come.


Rubén Rosario: Cancer aside, I'm a blessed man

posted May 19, 2011, 8:54 PM by David W.   [ updated May 19, 2011, 9:05 PM ]

by Ruben Rosario - May 19, 2011

Floored. Humbled. Appreciative. That's been my response to the overwhelming show of support and concern from relatives to readers after I revealed last month that I have multiple myeloma.



posted Apr 11, 2011, 11:34 PM by David W.   [ updated Apr 12, 2011, 12:09 AM ]

I have a dream that citizens will come together, patients and scientists, and together build a knowledge expert that will allow us to be able to treat patients, allow us to have insights into disease, that in the past have not been possible to do... 

Question: Who will build the disease models soon capable of providing the powerful insights to cure patients? 

Answer: You. 


Journey of Hope

posted Apr 6, 2011, 9:12 PM by David W.   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 1:50 AM ]

by Bob Ward - Apr 4, 2011

..I do believe that things happen for a reason. My Dad could not be saved. But someone else's Dad, or Mom, or Brother, Sister, Son, or Daughter may be saved by the work that's being done right now in Boston, in labs like Dr. Raje's. I hope my coverage will help make someone aware that even in the face of a Multiple Myeloma diagnosis, there is hope.

Keep singing Cole!


Life's got a lot of bumps...

posted Apr 1, 2011, 1:26 AM by David W.   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 12:44 AM ]

by Joe White

the doctor told me I had leukemia...

the doctor told me I had prostate cancer...

Wow! Life's got a lot of bumps doesn't it?


Cancer patient's crusade yields remarkable results

posted Mar 31, 2011, 11:02 PM by David W.   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 2:21 AM ]

Dr. Jon LaPook reports on one woman's personal crusade against multiple myeloma with results unheard of before in cancer research.

Related: Geraldine Ferraro, Kathy Giusti

The Mission is Remission

posted Mar 12, 2011, 12:27 AM by David W.   [ updated Mar 12, 2011, 12:37 AM ]

Pat Williams is a member of the Growing Bolder TV Show on-air team, and as senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic, he's one of the top executives in professional sports.

He's also run 58 marathons, written more than 70 books, is the father of 19 children, and is one of America's top motivational speakers.

And he has incurable cancer.

Pat sat down with Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton for an exclusive one-on-one to discuss his diagnosis, how he plans to wage the battle and even how the diagnosis has tested his strong faith.

It's a powerful and frank discussion with a man who has a new motto for life: the mission is remission.


Don Gary, UAMS Myeloma Institute Patient

posted Mar 12, 2011, 12:00 AM by David W.   [ updated Mar 12, 2011, 12:08 AM ]

Yes, you heard correctly... a 10-year survivor!

Don Gary, a patient at the UAMS Myeloma Institute, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma more than 10 years ago. With the high quality of medical care he has received at the UAMS Myeloma Institute along with his participation in a clinical trial, he is able to enjoy life fully and has been able to watch his children grow up...

Tags: Survivors

In God We Still Trust

posted Mar 9, 2011, 11:06 PM by David W.   [ updated Mar 9, 2011, 11:11 PM ]

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