Ian Blelloch

Ian’s Experience

I was diagnosed with stage 3a Multiple Myeloma in July 2010, at the age of 49.  After radiotherapy and six months of chemotherapy, I had a stem cell transplant in December 2010, went into remission but relapsed in September 2012.  I had a second stem cell transplant in September 2013 using stem cells from a matched unrelated donor, following more chemotherapy and a donor lymphocyte infusion in November 2015, I am now in complete remission.

I was misdiagnosed on several occasions and was ultimately diagnosed having been referred privately for a MRI scan on my spine.

Experience with Cancer Research

  • Founder and Chairman of the Oxford Myeloma Support Group
  • Patient Expert for NICE
  • Member of the Oxford Hospitals HaemBio Governance Committee
  • Member of the Bloodwise, Bone Marrow Biopsy working party
  • Member of the Oxford Hospitals Haematology Patient Panel
  • Participant in Influenza Hospitalization Study
  • Participant in RUDY study (rare and undiagnosed diseases study)

Areas of Interest

  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Mental health of cancer patients
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Cancer treatment best practice
  • Very happy to contribute to projects outside the areas above.