Category Archives: TwinCities

TwinCities – March 2018: Understanding Your Lab Tests

On March 10 a large and lively group convened in the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Heart & Vascular Center’s Auditorium to see the presentation “Understanding Your Myeloma Lab Tests” given by Melanie Smerillo; MSN, RN, PHN Clinical Nurse Educator with Takeda … Continue reading

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TwinCities – February 2018: CAR-T Cell Therapy

February 10, Twin Cities Support Group: CAR-T Cell Therapy Another cold Saturday on the Twin Cities and another well attended meeting.  After projector problems forced us to change conference rooms we finally got our meeting rolling nearly on time with … Continue reading

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TwinCities – January 2018: Darzalex (Daratumumab)

January 13, 2018 – Twin Cities: Darzalex (Daratumumab) It a was cold… -9° cold morning in St. Louis Park but 37 intrepid souls turned up for the first support group meeting of the new year.  Our topic of discussion was … Continue reading

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TwinCities – August 2017: Dr. McClune talks Transplants & Treatments

On August 12 we were joined by Dr. Brian McClune, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, in the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic; University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.  Dr. McClune gave a very detailed … Continue reading

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TwinCities – July 2017: Myeloma & Diet

On July 8 the topic of discussion was, “What is the link between Myeloma and diet?”, and our presenter was   Alice Shapiro, PhD, RD, LN, Research Scientist of Food Science and Nutrition for Park Nicollet. Dr. Shapiro discussed the … Continue reading

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TwinCities – May 2017: Binding Site & Blood Tests

Another great turnout for the May 13 meeting which featured a presentation by Naveen Bangia, PhD;  Director, Scientific Affairs for the The Binding Site Inc. He discussed Lab Values and how Binding Site tests, Freelite and Heavylite, help doctors and … Continue reading

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TwinCities – April 2017: Empliciti

We had yet another big turnout for the April 8 meeting where we were joined by Ima Garcia, of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, who gave a presentation on their monoclonal antibody,  Empliciti (elotuzumab).  The presentation and following Q&A covered issues including  … Continue reading

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TwinCities – March 2017: Talking About Us

The March meeting was a sharing session.  Our 24 attendees represented a cross-section of the Myeloma community as a whole.  We had nearly an equal spread of people 10 years and over, 5-10 years, 2-5 years and newly diagnosed.  We … Continue reading

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TwinCities – February 2017: Paying for Myeloma

February 11th:  It was a good turnout with quite a few new or returning members to the group.  Welcome!   We hope you liked what heard and the support you felt in the group and look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

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