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Multiple Myeloma

Gargi Upadhyaya, MD, FACP - Speaker Bio
Specializing in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Upadhyaya is board certified in internal medicine. She received her medical degree from Government Medical College, Surat, India. Her residency and hematology and oncology fellowships were completed at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and City of Hope National Medical Center. She also served as a research fellow in the Hematology and Oncology Division of the Internal Medicine Department of the University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Upadhyaya has published articles in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood, and Leukemia and is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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  • Topic Info:Myeloma is the second most common type of blood cancer, accounting for around one percent of blood cancer cases. It develops in plasma cells, white blood cells that grow in bone marrow. Myeloma most often affects the aged — most cases are diagnosed in people age 65 and older. Although myeloma grows within bone, it is not considered bone cancer.

    Listen as Gargi Upadhyaya, MD discusses multiple myeloma and the treatment options at City of Hope.