About Us

Overview

In 2012, the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM), Monash University, in collaboration with the Myeloma Research Group at the Australian Centre of Blood Disorders, Myeloma Foundation Australia (ACBD), Celgene and Novartis, established the bi-national database, the Myeloma and Related Diseases Registry (MRDR). Data management and analysis is undertaken by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM) at Monash University, with collaboration from the Department of Clinical Haematology, Alfred Health, the ACBD and interpreted with input from clinicians specialising in myeloma. The Steering Committee, comprising of a network of clinical, nursing and a carer’s representative all with a special interest in myeloma meet quarterly to discuss de-identified findings from the registry, adding to a growing knowledge base.