In the media

Video, newspaper article and podcast overview:

Videos (chronologically, newest on top):

Date Information:
22-23.06.2020 From Health Talk:
Ny behandlingsmulighet for pasienter med AL amyloidose (YouTube clip)
En ny standardbehandling for myelomatose?
21.06.2020 Fredrik Schjesvold interviewed about myeloma treatment on NRK Kveldsnytt (major national evening news programme , Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation):
Link to the Kveldsnytt clip - Kreftbehandling
25.05.2020 5 SPØRSMÅL OM MYELOMATOSE (BENMARGSKREFT) v/ Overlege Fredrik Schjesvold, Oslo Myelomatosesenter
YouTube link - Link to video via Amgen home page
Dec 2019 Dr Fredrik Schjesvold speaks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando (7-10 Dec 2019):
KRd consolidation in MM patients with a positive PET-CT after standard first-line therapy: Results from the phase II CONPET trial
15.11.19 The Norwegian "Blodkreftforeningen" (Leukemia Association) had a seminar on Myelomatosis in Oct/Nov 2019. Here is Fredrik Schjesvold's talk, in Norwegian (link to YouTube video):
Myelomatose. Fredrik Schjesvold. Oslo myelomatosesenter; tilgang til ny behandling gjennom studier
18.06.19 Video from MEDtalks from EHA 2019:
EHA 2019: Ixazomib did not have an adverse impact on quality of life in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
Speaker: Fredrik Schjesvold
From - published 18.06.19 - registering (free) required to get access.
15.06.19 Video - Dr Evangelos Terpos, Prof Michele Cavo, Dr Eloísa Riva and Dr Fredrik Schjesvold discuss the deepening response seen with the use of ixazomib as a maintenance therapy following autologous stem cell transplantation
Use of maintenance therapy following ASCT and real world treatment patterns in multiple myeloma
From - published 15.06.19 - registering (free) required to get access.
May 2018 The 4th World Congress on CONTROVERSIES IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA (COMy) May 3-5, 2018 Paris, France
  Video presentation of Oslo Myeloma Center


Feb2020 From Radium, a podcast produced by RADFORSK:
Episode 115: Fredrik Schjesvold om kliniske studier - spesielt CAR-T
09.04.18 From the NRK radio programme "Ekko": 
"Møt en forsker: Fredrik Schjesvold"
29.05.18 From the NRK radio programme "Ekko": 
"Kan benmargskreft kureres?"

From newspapers and web sites:

21.06.2020 From Dagens Medisin:
Slår alarm om tilgang til medisiner for pasienter med benmargskreft
June 2020 From the health web site "Alt om din helse", interview with Fredrik Schjesvold:
Benmargskreft – kreftsykdommen der legene har mest å spille på
05.12.2019 From Aftenposten, kronikk:
Nytt lovforslag kan være til skade for norske pasienter | Fredrik Schjesvold og syv medforfattere fra det norske kreftmiljøet
07.06.2019 From Dagens Medisin, 07.06.2019:
Åpnet studie-poliklinikk for pasienter med benmargskreft
05.06.2019 From, 05.06.2019:
Nytt legemiddel mot beinmargskreft med lovende resultater
26.04.2019 From Aftenposten, 26.04.2019:
Sigurd Herrlin Sørensen deltar i en kreftstudie. Det sparer Rikshospitalet for minst én million i medisinutgifter.
21.11.2018 From Dagens Medisin, 21.11.2018:
Kreftleger mener «uvillige» sjefer står i veien for kliniske studier
20.11.2018 From Dagens Medisin, 20.11.2018:
135 millioner til forskning på behandling
Nov 2018 From Alt om din helse, november 2018:
Myelomatosebehandlingen blir stadig bedre
21.04.2018 From VG, 21.02.2018:
Kreftsyk general tester ny behandling: – Jeg hadde begynt å se litt mørkt på det hele
20.04.2018 From Inven2, 20.04.2018:
Bringer banebrytende behandling for benmargskreft til Norge
01.02.2018 From Dagens medisin, 01.02.2018:
Har inkludert 100 pasienter i studier
21.08.2017 From VG, 21.08.2017:
Nytt medikament mot benmargskreft godkjent i Norge – etter nesten to år i kø
20.06.2017 From Aftenposten, 20.06.2017:
Kreftpasient måtte google seg frem til norsk studie som kan gi ham ekstra levetid


Myeloma research funded by national clinical research program KLINBEFORSK

Fredrik Schjesvold (photo: Dagens Medisin)
Fredrik Schjesvold (photo: Dagens Medisin)

Fredrik Schjesvold, head of the Oslo Myeloma Center at Oslo University Hospital, receives 20 mill NOK from The national programme for clinical therapy research - KLINBEFORSK.
The supported project is entitled "The REMNANT study – Does early treatment of relapse increase survival in myeloma?" 
This is one of four projects coordinated from OUH receiving funding from KLINBEFORSK in 2018. The other three are headed by Michael Bretthauer, Guro Elisabeth Lind and Øyvind Molberg.

The 4th World Congress on CONTROVERSIES IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA (COMy) May 3-5, 2018 Paris, France

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for high-risk cytogenetics frontline

Video presentation of Oslo Myeloma Center:

This film shows the breadth of features at Oslo Myeloma Center including:

  1. A large clinical research activity. (2017: 84 enrolled patients in 11 clinical studies, from phase 1 to phase 3; academic and industry studies). Biggest center in the Nordics, and biggest center in the Nordic Myeloma Study Group. Weekly group meetings, and twice weekly tumor boards. 5-days-a-week study outpatient clinic.
  2. Our first phase-1-study is now ongoing, and we’re the biggest center. Jan 22nd a patient of ours received the triplet treatment, as the first patient in the world. He might be interviewed.
  3. Strong collaboration with the translational group KG Jebsen for B cell malignancies (Newly founded), pathophysiology, immunotherapy and drug sensitivity center.
  4. Large transplant center: 124 autologous transplants in 2017.
  5. In our hospital we have high-tech facilities for cytogenetics, flowcytometrics, pathology, and PET-CT.
  6. We have the largest cell laboratory in public health care in Europe, and have CAR-T-cell-experience from two previous studies. We have an amyloidosis group with regular tumor boards, and who have developed a lasermicrodissection-mass spectrometry program.


Schjesvold interviewed for national broadcasting corporation (NRK) radio programme "Ekko"

Fredrik Schjesvold, leader of the "Oslo Myeloma Center" research group at the Department of Haematology at Oslo University Hospital, has  been interviewed twice by the national broadcasting corporation NRK for the the popular radio programme "Ekko", under the headlines "Meet a researcher" and "Can myeloma be cured?" . Schjesvold has also been interviewed for an international multiple myeloma podcast. Furthermore, a video presenting the Oslo Myeloma Center has been produced.


From the NRK radio programme "Ekko":
Broadcasted April 2018:
"Møt en forsker: Fredrik Schjesvold".

Broadcasted May 2018:
"Kan benmargskreft kureres?"

Multiple myeloma podcast: interview with Fredrik Schjesvold (in English, 25 minutes)


Multiple myeloma podcast: interview with Fredrik Schjesvold (in English, 25 minutes) (click on link to open mp3 file)

Click here to listen directly:

This podcast is exploring the scientific myeloma landscape in the Nordics. In this episode, Dr. Fredrik Schjesvold talks about the current and future perspectives for clinical studies and treatments – and the infrastructure he is part of establishing with Oslo Myeloma Center.

This podcast is part of a series of podcasts within hematology developed and sponsored by Janssen Nordics.