February 21, 2019Black Swan Project Tracking Early Disease
In this week’s Myeloma Minute, a new video gives an overview of the IMF Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI). As we move into 2019, there are ambitious plans to accelerate the search for a cure,...
February 14, 2019Understanding immune monitoring, and why global obesity is on the rise
Ever since the IMF launched the Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI) in 2012 to find the pathway to a cure for multiple myeloma, the project has focused on achieving and documenting minimal...
February 07, 2019Obesity, myeloma, and younger age of onset
The average age of first diagnosis of myeloma is 67. However, as reported in The New York Times, a new study shows that those born in 1985 (or later) had a 59 percent higher risk of developing...
January 31, 2019A Myeloma Warrior Who Inspired Us All
It was a very sad day in December 2018 when I learned of the passing of Hardy Jones, a patient who was a myeloma warrior and true inspiration to the myeloma community. Since 1978, Hardy had...
January 10, 2019Will Resilience Be the Answer in 2019?
After a hectic 2018, early indications are that changes and challenges may face us in 2019. On the same day we learned that Celgene, the dominant pharmaceutical company in the myeloma field for...
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