The Myeloma Alphabet Soup Handbook
Reading Material For Myeloma Patients

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
Address: 11 Forest St. New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: (203) 972-1250
Fax: (203) 972-1259

Web Site:

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Address: 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-7455
Web Site:
Phone Number: 1 (800) 452-2873

Order: Information Pack and Patient Handbook
Cost: No Charge

Order: Myeloma Today
Cost: $25 per year ($35 US) per year international
Myeloma Today Web Site:

Order: Going for the cure
Cost: $11.50

National Cancer Institute
Phone: 1 (800) 422-6237
Web Site:

National Cancer Institute Myeloma Info:
Good information on myeloma.

Order: Understanding the immune system (P080)
Cost: No charge
Very easy to read book on how the immune system works. (Lots of pictures)
Or from the Web:


Title: Multiple Myeloma
Edited by: Gahrton, Gosta & Durie, Brian G.
1. History of multiple myeloma (Robert A Kyle)
2. Epidemiology and incidence of plasma cell neoplasms (Daniel E Bergsagel)
3. Basic concepts - the plasma cell in multiple myeloma (Federico Caligaris-Cappio, Maria Grazia Gregoretti)
4. lmmunoglobulins in multiple myeloma (Anders Osterborg, Lars-Olof Hansson, Hakan Mellstedt)
5. Human myeloma-induced bone changes (Regis Bataille)
6. Chromosome abnormalities in multiple myeloma (Gunnar juliusson, Gosta Gahrton)
7. Oncogenes related to multiple myeloma (Paolo Corradini, Mario Boccadoro, Alessandro Pileri)
8. Growth factors in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (Bernard Klein)
9. Monoclonal gammopathies of undetermined significance (Philip R Greipp, John A Lust)
10. Clinical features and staging (Anders 0sterborg, Hikan Melistedt) 11. Principles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (Diana Samson)
12. Treatment of refractory multiple myeloma with cytotoxic therapy and radiation therapy (Francis J Giles)
13. Use of interferon in the treatment of multiple myeloma Giuseppe Avvisati)
14. Cytokines in the treatment of multiple myeloma (Heinz Ludwig, Elke Fritz)
15. Autologous transplantation in multiple myeloma (Michel Attal, Jean Luc Harousseau)
16. Bone marrow transplantation with syngeneic or allogeneic marrow in multiple myeloma (Gosta Gahrton, Per Ljungman)
17. Complications and supportive treatment (Dietrich Peest, Helmuth Deicher)
Published: New York : Oxford University Press June 1996
Series: An Arnold Publication
Description: 232 Pages, Ill.
ISBN: 0340576030 TC
Price: $89.50 US
Order: $3.95 shipping

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America
National Office: 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
Web Site:
Phone: 1 (800) 955-4572

Cancer Investigation:
Multipe Myeloma: Prognosis and Standard Treatment 15(1), 57-64 (1997)
Bone Marrow Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma 15(1), 65-75 (1997)
The Biological Features of Muliple Myeloma 15(1) 76-84 (1997)
Pathophysiology and Management of Bone Disease in Multiple Myeloma 15(1), 85-90 (1997)

These 4 articles are good Myeloma overviews, and can be acquired from your local hospital medical library.

Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Infection of Bone Marrow Dendritic Cells from Multiple Myeloma Patients. Vol. 276 1851-1854 (June 1997)

Recent Advances in the Biology and Treatment of MM. 
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