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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 11/28/13

Myeloma SPOREs

Multiple myeloma, a disease of white blood cells, will claim 10,710 lives in 2013, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society. Another 22,350 new cases will be diagnosed in the same year with African Americans having around double the incidence of myeloma compared to that of Americans of European ancestry. While recent improvements in treatment have resulted in a more favorable outlook for patients, five year survival rates are still unacceptably low — around 43%. The first solicitation for myeloma SPORE applications was announced in 2001, applications were reviewed in 2002 and the first award given in 2003. Currently NCI funds two myeloma SPORE grants.

Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Institute

Kenneth Anderson, MD [Click Here]
Chief, Division of Hematologic Neoplasia
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Medical Oncology
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 632-2144
Fax: (617) 632-2140
Email: kenneth_anderson@dfci.harvard.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/spores/

University of Texas/MD Anderson

Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD [Click Here]
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 429
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Tel: (713) 792-2860
Email: rorlowsk@mdanderson.org