multiple myeloma

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multiple myeloma

A malignant proliferation of plasma cells in bone marrow causing numerous tumors and characterized by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood.

mul′tiple myelo′ma

a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.
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Noun1.multiple myeloma - myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
myeloma - a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
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We are one step closer to fulfilling our commitment to advancing the use of innovative gene signature-based tests to help physicians make better informed personalized treatment decisions for patients with multiple myeloma worldwide.
Multiple myeloma is a form of blood cancer that arises from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell, found in bone marrow.
The grant will enable UAMS scientists to continue work that has already developed new treatments for multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in the bone marrow.
Multiple myeloma, a rare malignancy of plasma cells, was first described in 1950 as an abnormal production of immunoglobulins.
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Depending on their site of development and clinical features, malignant tumors of monoclonal antibody-producing plasma cells are classified as either multiple myelomas, solitary plasmacytomas, or extramedullary plasmacytomas.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, behind lymphoma.
Multiple myeloma -- cancer of bone and marrow plasma cells -- accounts for 1 percent of all human cancers.

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