Tom Brokaw - Shining a Light on Early Diagnosis Options

Updated: Oct 17

Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM) in 2013. Since then, he's made it his mission to raise awareness about MM and support research to find a cure.


Mr. Brokaw served as a leading television journalist, covering many historic events in his long career, such as the Watergate scandal, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the 9/11 attacks. He anchored NBC's Nightly News from 1982 until his retirement in 2004.

Mr. Brokaw sat down with Dr. Ken Anderson and Dr. Irene Ghobrial to offer his unique perspective on living with active MM and share his empathy and enthusiasm for the future of cancer research.

Wouldn't it be great if a simple blood test could alert patients and their doctors?
"That would have been very helpful to me, " said Mr. Brokaw. "I was a healthy guy. I had routine physicals, and ... it never came up."

"It's tricky," he says. "We don't send people into a panic."


But Dr. Irene Ghobrial responds, "People have said, 'I'm happy to know now, because I can do something about it.'"

The PROMISE Study screens people at risk for MM, and drives the research forward for finding a cure. Find out if you qualify now.

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