Black Swan Research Initiative: Setting the Stage for Progress

We know that the Black Swan Research Initiative is critically important, so we want to keep you up to date on our plans and progress. For many patients, their future care may depend on the outcome of our research, and we are often asked for answers before the research has even begun.

Good News: Alcohol Is Not a Bad Thing for Myeloma Patients!

Recent findings have suggested that consuming at least some alcohol may reduce the risk of myeloma. A new comprehensive analysis (pooled analysis of several studies) of 1,567 patients with myeloma compared to 7,296 controls--individuals without myeloma--was published this month.  The myeloma patients were from the U.S.

Black Swan Research Initiative: As We Move Ahead, What Will We Learn?

The Black Swan Research Initiative team has been busy since our spring launch. Team members are laying the groundwork for clinical trials and perfecting the extra-sensitive testing regimes that will allow us to measure minimal residual disease, identify pathways to cures, and improve treatments along the way. 

Even Marmoset Monkeys Are Getting Fat: Clues About Chemicals Linked To What Is Causing Myeloma

A recent article by David Berreby in Aeon magazine dubs this "the obesity era" in America. As we are all aware, a high percentage of US citizens are overweight.

Food News: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable Revisited

I have received quite a bit of feedback about my previous blog, mostly with comments or added information.

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