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The Multiple Myeloma Clinic at UAB, supported by a robust research team made up largely of Department faculty, celebrated its fifth anniversary in March. 

Five faculty in the Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, professors Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D., MPH, Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, Ph.D., and Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Ph.D., associate professor Yang Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and division director Ralph Sanderson, Ph.D., serve as investigators on the clinic's research team.

Since its opening in 2013, the clinic has seen a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving treatment at UAB, and is currently running eight clinical trials.

"In the last 10 years, five of our faculty in Molecular & Cellular Pathology have received funding from the National Institutes of Health to support research in multiple myeloma," Sanderson says.

Racquel Innes-Shelton, M.D., co-directs the Multiple Myeloma Clinic with Kelly Godby, M.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. The interdisciplinary team works with clinicians to obtain samples for research.

Read more about the UAB Multiple Myeloma Research Team here. Read about the Clinic here. Learn about clinical trials in multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow. Read the UAB Medicine story about a UAB employee who received a life-saving stem cell transplant to halt her disease progression.

Read a UAB News story about Dr. Yang's research in multiple myeloma.