Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest myeloma-specific charity in the world. With more than 525,000 members in 140 countries, the IMF serves myeloma patients, family members, and the medical community. The IMF provides a wide range of programs in the areas of Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.
Brian GM Durie, MD
Chairman of the Board
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Durie is the Medical Director for AMyC and Specialist in Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders for Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. He is Co-Chair of the Myeloma Committee for SWOG, and Chairman of the International Myeloma Foundation.
Founder and President
International Myeloma Foundation
Susie Novis Durie founded the IMF in 1990 with her late husband, Brian Novis, and Brian G.M. Durie. M.D., as a means to advance myeloma research and to develop and implement patient and physician educational programs in myeloma.
Black Swan Research Initiative®
Understanding that the search for a cure for multiple myeloma demands constant innovation, the IMF has launched the Black Swan Research Initiative®, a unique project to develop the first definitive cure for myeloma. Led by a multinational consortium of leading myeloma experts, we are bridging the gap from long-term remission to cure.