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The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.
Featured speakers are Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP®, a nurse practitioner in the Multiple Myeloma program at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta; and Stephanie Boyea, MS, RD, LD, an experienced oncology clinical dietitian at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.
Receiving a myeloma diagnosis is never easy, and the pandemic has only added to the challenge. To support patients, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie recently led a “Virtual Session for the Newly Diagnosed.” Its goal? “Make the IMF’s cornerstone belief that knowledge is power into a personal reality,” he says.
Calling it "a win for patients," the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) welcomed FDA approval on March 26 of Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel), a B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy.
Watch a replay of this IMF Patient & Family Webinar. It features late-breaking news about CAR T-cell and other promising therapies: Who are the likely candidates for these treatments and how can eligible patients access them? Dr. Durie shares important updates on COVID-19 vaccines and variants. For newly diagnosed patients, “Myeloma 101” offers a simple introduction to what can be a complex disease, while a myeloma patient shares personal insights. Our expert panel answers questions on what to do when myeloma comes back, how to stay safe during a COVID-19 summer, and more.
Need to stay informed about the news that impacts myeloma patients, but don’t have time to read everything out there? Then be sure to follow Dr. Brian Durie’s Week in Review blog. The leading myeloma expert and IMF Chairman of the Board drills down on a wide range of topics – from the latest myeloma research results to the environmental issues that offer insight into prevention. He sifts through the data to deliver the bottom line.
Last year marks the International Myeloma Foundation's (IMF) 30th anniversary, celebrating 30 years of scientific achievement with myeloma patient care at the heart of it all. What started in a garage with a borrowed typewriter is now the largest organization focused specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF continues to push the needle forward toward a cure for myeloma with cure-focused trials and over 40 active research projects around the world. As IMF President and Founder Susie Durie says, "We are this close to the cure. I can see it on the horizon."
The support of loved ones allows us to continue to fund efforts to search for a cure. Check out how Fundraisers are helping in the fight against myeloma.