New IMF Partnership Focuses on Impact of Genetic Mutations in Myeloma

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| INNOVATION | Latest Research

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New IMF Research Partnership Examines Role of Gene Mutations in Patient Treatment and Outcomes

The IMF and AbbVie are conducting what IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie calls “the largest, most comprehensive chart-review study of myeloma patients with the t(11;14) translocation.” Therapy targeting this group should, he says, significantly contribute to improved outcomes.

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| INSPIRATION | Wise Words

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| EMPOWERMENT | Fundraiser

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What Does It Mean to Be a Myeloma Warrior?

Teas and Jeans

In this video, patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals answer the question, “What does it mean to be a myeloma warrior?” Watch now to hear their perspectives on such topics as self-advocating as a patient, finding hope, educating yourself, living fearlessly, and paving the path toward a cure. After listening and if you are inspired to do so, we invite you to share your story on the Myeloma Action Month website.

Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in her twenties, Jameca Barrett recalls how she turned to the International Myeloma Foundation for support, by accessing educational publications and attending an IMF-affiliated support group. To give back this Myeloma Action Month, Jameca hosts Teas and Jeans on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at East Point Church of Christ in East Point, GA from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This social event asks attendees to wear their favorite T-shirt that shows off an inspirational/humorous quote, favorite pic/design, or favorite color as well as indulge in a flavored sweet tea. Teas and Jeans features a raffle (at $2.00 a ticket) for a number of $25.00 Visa gift cards.

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| ADVOCACY | Alert

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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon: What You Need to Know

Until now, Medicare cards have included each beneficiary’s Social Security Number. The practice of listing these numbers has been problematic to Medicare beneficiaries and has opened them up to fraud and identity theft. That is why Medicare will be issuing new cards to beneficiaries with randomized numbers in place of their Social Security Numbers.
Beginning in April, the new Medicare cards will be mailed to recipients. Medicare members will receive these cards at different times, based on the state where an individual resides. When your new card arrives, the Office of the Inspector General advises recipients to safely and securely destroy their current Medicare card that lists their Social Security number and keep their new card numbers confidential.

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| #ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series

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CLINICAL TRIALS

EVENTS

BOSTON Trial Fact Sheet

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IMROZ Study

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IKEMA Study

New ixazomib Clinical Trials: Learn How to Participate

Join the conversation about myeloma on the Smart Patients Message Board

April 8, 2018
Julianne’s Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon
San Francisco, CA

April 21, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Nashville, TN

April 28, 2018
Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run
Philadelphia, PA

May 5-6, 2018
Miracles Happen When Pigs Fly!
Cincinnati, OH

May 12, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Seattle, WA

 

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We Thank Our Sponsors:
Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Janssen Oncology, and Takeda Oncology
and individuals like you who supported the IMF this year