Myeloma UK funded research leads to breakthrough in understanding potential causes of myeloma

Myeloma UK funded research leads to breakthrough in understanding potential causes of myeloma.

I just wanted to share this piece of research with those of you who have supported and followed Nick and I through our fundraising! It is reporting that Myeloma UK have funded some research that has identified an inherited gene that increases the risk of developing myeloma. Now that they know this, they can look at targeting treatment for those patients.

I feel really proud that our hard work helps to fund invaluable pieces of research  like this….research that could provide treatment options for people who otherwise may have run out of them. Not only that, it hopefully means that their treatment will be focused and effective, rather than consultants ‘hoping’ for the best and keeping their fingers crossed that a treatment works for a particular patient.

So all of you who have been to our tabletop sales, or bought a raffle ticket, or come to the ball last November…..thank you. Without your support and without your pennies and pounds, research like this wouldn’t be able to take place. And thank you to Myeloma UK for choosing the right things to spend their money on. It gives all of us with myeloma a more positive future ahead of us.

(And for anyone who would like to continue to help, you can set up a direct debit via their website,, or their is a justgiving button on my blog page)

About Deb Gascoyne

I am wife of one, mother of two (& a dog!) and a person in my own right😊. I have used my diagnosis of myeloma to allow me to focus on what I CAN achieve and not what I can't. My blog is a way of me spilling is for me more than you I'm afraid. But if it helps you along the way, that is an absolute bonus for me :-) Diagnosed in 2009 with smouldering myeloma, I started treatment in 2010 and had a SCT in 2011. I’ve was on maintenance until November 2018 but my figures went up so officially relapsed. I have been on dara since 2019 and had my second transplant in September 2020. Still on dara and keeping fingers crossed.
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