This summer, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation started a project called the Cure Cloud. Patients with the disease can create an account in the website and sign up to have a “liquid biopsy” performed. This doesn’t replace the traditional process of sucking bone marrow out of your pelvic bone, since it’s a presence/absence test. But it does let researchers characterize the patient’s chromosomal aberrations.
This information is then matched with the patient’s course of treatment, and helps researchers determine what treatments work best on which aberrations. This supports what’s known as “precision medicine”.
I opened my account and sent in my consent for the blood draw, and hope this will lead to a cure. That would be nice.
For myself would be even nicer.