New Clinical Trial Opportunities

RareCan is actively screening people with Multiple Myeloma for clinical trials. If you have MM, we’d really like to hear from you. Click the button below to get started. 

What is Multiple Myeloma (MM)?

Also Known As:

  • MM
  • Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma
  • Myelomatosis
  • Kahler’s Disease

Why is RareCan interested in Multiple Myeloma?

RareCan is working to accelerate research into Multiple Myeloma by making it easier for researchers to connect with people who have this rare form of cancer. You can help us do this by becoming a RareCan member and sharing information with us about your Myeloma diagnosis. We will then get in touch with you about any research opportunities that might be suitable for you.

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What is Multiple Myeloma (MM)?

Multiple Myeloma is a rare cancer that affects the plasma cells. These are the cells responsible for producing the antibodies that help to protect against infection. 

How rare is Multiple Myeloma?

It occurs in about 10 in 100,000 people. Around 4,800 people are diagnosed with MM in the UK each year. 

Who does Multiple Myeloma affect?

MM usually occurs at around the age of 60 and affects men more than women. It is uncommon before the age of 40. 

Useful Links:

If you have Multiple Myeloma and are looking for support, we recommend the following websites:

Myeloma UK Logo

Myeloma UK is a charity whose ultimate goal is to find a cure for Myeloma. It is dedicated to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education and by raising awareness of Myeloma.

Blood Cancer UK

Blood Cancer UK is a community dedicated to funding research and support for those affected by blood cancers like Multiple Myeloma.

Opportunities for Members with Multiple Myeloma

BioResource

The RareCan BioResource

Donating your samples for medical research

Joining RareCan gives you the ability to donate your tissue samples to the BioResource for medical research. Please note that signing up to RareCan does not commit you to donating tissue and you can cancel your membership at any time. If you have Multiple Myeloma and would like to find out more, please click the button below.

I have a cancer diagnosis

If you have a cancer diagnosis or you are the parent of a child with a cancer diagnosis, please start here.

I'm a supporter

If you’re a friend or family member of someone with cancer, a nurse, an oncologist, an activist, a fundraiser or you’d simply like to help, please start here.

I'm a researcher

If you are interested in setting up a research project or clinical trial aimed at improving the care people affected by rare cancer receive please start here.