There are some genes that are commmonly mutated in myeloma, measured in tests, and relevant to myeloma treatment. Watch the following HealthTree University videos to learn more about this important aspect of your disease. You can watch the entire course at university.healthtree.org.
18.08 What are oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, DNA repair genes and common types of each?
18.09 What is BRAF, RAS (K RAS, N RAS)? Can these genes be mutated? Are there other mutated genes associated with myeloma? How are gene mutations determined?
18.1 Why is myeloma hard to treat? What is meant by a signaling pathway?
18.11 What is a genetic signature?
We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:
- Leif Bergsagel, MD
- Brian Van Ness, PhD
We have over 300 HealthTree University videos online at university.healthtree.org! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!
- Myeloma Basics Part 1
- Myeloma Basics Part 2
- Myeloma Basics Part 3
- Building Your Healthcare Team
- Becoming an Empowered Patient
- Starting Myeloma Treatment
- Know Your Therapy
- Know Your Labs: Blood and Urine Testing in Myeloma
- Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
- Precursor Conditions
- Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
- Classes of Drugs
- Myeloma Bone Disease
- Imaging in Myeloma
- MRD Testing
- Basic Genetics and Cancer Biology
- Myeloma Genetics
- Types of Genetic Testing in Myeloma
- Specific Myeloma Genetics Mutations and Risk
- Precision Medicine
- Financial Advice for Myeloma Patients and Their Families
- COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma
about the author
Cynthia (Cindy) Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University. You can follow her on Twitter @myelomateacher