HealthTree Logo
search more_vert
person Sign In / Create Account
How does Genetic Testing Help Assess Risk? What is the Definition of High-Risk Multiple Myeloma?
Posted: Nov 12, 2021
How does Genetic Testing Help Assess Risk? What is the Definition of High-Risk Multiple Myeloma? image

Did you know that the genetics of your myeloma affect how high-risk or low-risk your disease is? Some of the top myeloma doctors in the world answered our questions about risk, genetics and even treatment of the different cytogenetic abnormalities that crop up in multiple myeloma. You can watch the following HealthTree University videos to learn more about this important aspect of your disease. You can watch the entire course at

20.01    How does genetic testing help assess risk? Why is knowing risk stratification important?


20.02    What is the definition of high-risk Multiple Myeloma (HRMM)


20.03    What chromosomal abnormalities are considered high-risk, standard risk?


20.04    What is meant by hyperdiploid myeloma? How does this affect risk?


20.05    What is a 1q gain? How does this affect risk of progression?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Rafael Fonseca, MD
  • Craig Hofmeister, MD, MPH
  • Cesar Rodriguez Valdes, MD
  • Brian Van Ness, PhD
  • Martin Kaiser, MD

Want more?

We have over 300 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!


The author Cynthia Chmielewski

about the author
Cynthia Chmielewski

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

Get the latest thought leadership on Multiple Myeloma delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to the weekly "HealthTree Community for Multiple Myeloma Newsletter" for Multiple Myeloma news, life with Multiple Myeloma stories, Multiple Myeloma clinical trials, Multiple Myeloma 101 articles and events with Multiple Myeloma experts.

Thanks to our HealthTree Community for Multiple Myeloma Sponsors:

Johnson and Johnson
Bristol Myers Squibb

Follow Us

facebook twitter