At the MMRF, we recognize the importance of educating patients and their families about multiple myeloma and empowering them to advocate for the care that is most likely to yield the best results and quality of life. The MMRF champions the development of new multiple myeloma therapies, helping to advance promising treatments for this uncommon cancer.
Like most cancers, multiple myeloma is heterogeneous, meaning that the characteristics of each patient’s disease varies, resulting in differences in prognosis and disease course. And each patient has their own unique clinical history. Because of all these variables, the approach to treatment varies from patient to patient: what works best for one patient won’t necessarily work best for another.
It’s important that myeloma patients get on the right path to achieve the best outcome for their disease.
In addition to the many drugs currently approved to treat multiple myeloma, there are numerous clinical studies under way to evaluate the benefits and risks of drugs that are in development. Some people with multiple myeloma may find clinical studies and emerging therapies to be a good—possibly the best—option for treatment.