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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and more kinds of therapies in the works, according to Dr. Gary I. Cohen, medical director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He answers questions about the disease. What is multiple myeloma?
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and more kinds of therapies in the works, according to Dr. Gary I. Cohen, medical director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He answers questions about the disease. What is multiple myeloma?
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NEWS
November 28, 1996
Mark Lenard, 68, who performed Shakespeare, Chekhov and Ibsen but was best known for playing Mr. Spock's Vulcan father in the "Star Trek" series, died Friday of multiple myeloma in New York.Pub Date: 11/28/96
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
Marshall Norval "Buzz" Ragsdale, a retired National Cash Register sales executive, died of complications from multiple myeloma Saturday at his Timonium home. He was 91. Born in East Orange, N.J., he was a 1939 graduate of East Orange High School and attended Bucknell University, where he played freshman basketball. In July 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va. He then served with Marine Fighting Squadron 314 on Midway, Ie Shima and Okinawa.
NEWS
January 17, 2009
Bill Ferguson, A memorial service honoring Bill's life will be held Monday January 19, 2009 at The Gathering Place Riverhill Interfaith Center, Clarksville, Maryland at 11 A.M. A tree will be planted this spring at Rockburn Elementary in his memory. Contributions to remember Bill's life may be made to International Multiple Myeloma Foundation or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
NEWS
August 31, 2005
On Thursday, July 28, 2005, CHARLES HURLEY COX JR., 60 years, the owner of Hurley Cox Cars, died at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, of multiple myeloma. Surviving are his wife of 15 years Andrea Hylen, one daughter Hannah and three Step-daughters, Sasha Klevytska, Mary and Elizabeth Redington. Also survived by his mother, Marie and his two sisters Carole Tibbitts of Grosse Point, MI and Patricia Waldman of Annapolis, MD. A Memorial Service and celebration of his life will be held at the Catonsville United Methodist Church, on Saturday, September 3 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Destination Imagination or the National Arbor Tree Foundation, in his name.
NEWS
By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | May 11, 1993
Bernard Huddlestun is fighting for his life.The 49-year-old Glenelg man suffers from multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer that strikes the bone marrow. Mr. Huddlestun says a bone marrow transplant at the University of Arkansas' Cancer Research Center is his only hope for survival.But his health care provider, Columbia Medical Plan, will agree to finance the $150,000 operation only if he goes to Johns Hopkins Hospital, its preferred provider.Mr. Huddlestun says the world renowned hospital isn't good enough because it does not specialize in multiple myeloma.
NEWS
October 9, 1990
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The son of former Gov. Scott M. Matheson believes the open-air atomic testing whose dangers his father fought to expose caused the cancer that killed him.Matheson died Sunday at age 61 of multiple myeloma. He lived in Cedar City in the early 1950s when the government conducted dozens of above-ground tests 300 miles away in Nevada that caused radioactive fallout to drift into Utah.As governor from 1977 to 1985, Matheson fought to expose the dangers of those tests and gain compensation for radiation victims -- an effort that succeeded with the passage by Congress last week of a compensation bill.
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Special to The Sun | April 23, 1996
My older brother was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. His several courses of treatment have been accompanied by blood tests, which are said to determine whether the treatments are working.I would like to know how these blood tests work, and if I should get these tests in case the disease runs in families.Multiple myeloma (or just myeloma) is an uncontrolled, malignant proliferation of plasma cells (blood cells that produce antibodies to protect against infections). The cancer results from the proliferation of exact copies of a single plasma cell, which secrete large quantities of an abnormal antibody into the blood.
NEWS
June 2, 2006
Immunology Stronger flu shot better for seniors For seniors seeking a flu vaccine, more might be better. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that those who received higher-dose vaccinations had a greater immune response to influenza than those who received standard-dose shots. "We think the study provides some hope that a better vaccine, one that will protect a larger portion of the senior population, can be developed," says co-investigator Dr. Robert L. Atmar.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Patrick J. Mongeon, a retired construction superintendent and Vietnam veteran, died Oct. 20 from kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 60. Mr. Mongeon was born in Baltimore and raised on Marshall Street. After graduating in 1970 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, he enlisted in the Air Force. "He served several tours of duty but never talked about it. He suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome," said his daughter, Rebecca Mongeon of Elkton.
EXPLORE
By David Greisman | December 12, 2011
Mark Gregory remembers. He remembers dates. There was the day after Thanksgiving in 1989, when doctors found a tumor near his brain. Then there was July 26, 1991, when Gregory, who'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, underwent a bone marrow transplant to try to keep the cancer from returning. He remembers names. Two decades later, he recalls the doctors who examined and treated him. His oncologist has become a longtime friend. And he remembers Hope Lodge in Baltimore.
NEWS
January 17, 2009
Bill Ferguson, A memorial service honoring Bill's life will be held Monday January 19, 2009 at The Gathering Place Riverhill Interfaith Center, Clarksville, Maryland at 11 A.M. A tree will be planted this spring at Rockburn Elementary in his memory. Contributions to remember Bill's life may be made to International Multiple Myeloma Foundation or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
NEWS
By Wil Skowronski and Wil Skowronski,sun reporter | May 2, 2007
On her way to and from work, Margaret Rappaport walks by a cherry tree planted in memory of her husband. Rappaport's husband, former Howard County Police Chief Paul H. Rappaport, died in September at age 71 after battling sarcoma cancer. His family paid $1,000 for a tree to be planted in his honor in Patriots' Grove at Mount Ida in historic Ellicott City as part of Blossoms of Hope: the Howard County Cherry Tree Project, which raises money to fight cancer and increase awareness of it. "I get to see it twice a day," said Rappaport, clerk for the Circuit Court of Howard County.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | March 30, 2007
BOSTON -- What I keep remembering during the long conversation about cancer and politics, about ambition and parenting, about Elizabeth and John Edwards, is the video I watched the day before their announcement. On YouTube, the candidate was shown grooming his hair in a TV green room, while a soundtrack from West Side Story played the tune "I Feel Pretty." It was no less an attack ad for its snide humor. The message was that Mr. Edwards was not one of "us." He was a member of some android species of politician.
NEWS
June 2, 2006
Immunology Stronger flu shot better for seniors For seniors seeking a flu vaccine, more might be better. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that those who received higher-dose vaccinations had a greater immune response to influenza than those who received standard-dose shots. "We think the study provides some hope that a better vaccine, one that will protect a larger portion of the senior population, can be developed," says co-investigator Dr. Robert L. Atmar.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2002
Celgene Corp. has filed suit against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to keep EntreMed Inc. from getting a crucially needed patent on a potential new anti-cancer drug. The civil action, disclosed yesterday by EntreMed, represents yet another blow to the struggling Rockville company, which analysts say is short on cash and time. "This is not good - by any means," said associate analyst Peter McDonald, who follows EntreMed for Gerard Klauer Mattison in New York. "The company has had enough problems as it is."
NEWS
By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | April 3, 2006
Parish Denise Grimes, a benefits specialist in the insurance industry who organized bone marrow drives in the African-American community, died March 27 of multiple myeloma at her father's home in Baltimore. She was 42. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and raised in Woodlawn and Catonsville, Mrs. Grimes graduated from Woodlawn Senior High School in 1981. Her mother, Joyce Percell, taught in Baltimore County public schools; her father, Tharmon Percell, is retired from the Baltimore Police Department.
NEWS
By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | April 3, 2006
Parish Denise Grimes, a benefits specialist in the insurance industry who organized bone marrow drives in the African-American community, died March 27 of multiple myeloma at her father's home in Baltimore. She was 42. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and raised in Woodlawn and Catonsville, Mrs. Grimes graduated from Woodlawn Senior High School in 1981. Her mother, Joyce Percell, taught in Baltimore County public schools; her father, Tharmon Percell, is retired from the Baltimore Police Department.
NEWS
August 31, 2005
On Thursday, July 28, 2005, CHARLES HURLEY COX JR., 60 years, the owner of Hurley Cox Cars, died at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, of multiple myeloma. Surviving are his wife of 15 years Andrea Hylen, one daughter Hannah and three Step-daughters, Sasha Klevytska, Mary and Elizabeth Redington. Also survived by his mother, Marie and his two sisters Carole Tibbitts of Grosse Point, MI and Patricia Waldman of Annapolis, MD. A Memorial Service and celebration of his life will be held at the Catonsville United Methodist Church, on Saturday, September 3 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Destination Imagination or the National Arbor Tree Foundation, in his name.
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