May 6, 2016

From the Director

Gareth Morgan, M.D., Ph.DDear Readers,

The world of myeloma research is undergoing exciting advances that are changing the landscape of diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

With new drug development, creative combinations of drugs, increased understanding of how the body’s immune system can be harnessed, and the ability to define each patient’s disease at the molecular level, we can now offer treatments that specifically target cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. In short, we can move away from the toxic treatments of old to more easily-tolerated and more effective regimens that produce even better outcomes.

The Myeloma Center’s team of experts is at the forefront of these promising developments. We are pushing the science along avenues that are leading to increased cure rates for more and more patients.

As you read this inaugural issue of Myeloma, I invite you to embrace both the reality and further prospect of a cure that our work, along with the work of our colleagues, is bringing to patients throughout the world.

Cheers and kind regards,

Gareth Morgan, M.D., Ph.D
Director, UAMS Myeloma Center