Publications

The IMF produces and maintains an extensive library of up-to-date educational publications for patients and caregivers, as well as for healthcare professionals. IMF publications are available free of charge online and in printed copy by mail. Core booklets and key medical articles are translated into multiple languages. Please click on the thumbnails below to read or order IMF materials.

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One of the most daunting aspects of being diagnosed with myeloma is learning about an unfamiliar disease that is quite complicated. The IMF’s Patient Handbook provides an overview of myeloma, with a focus on getting the correct diagnosis, the tests you really need, initial treatment options, and supportive care and how to get it.

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Prepared by Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, the IMF’s Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options provides an in-depth overview of myeloma, with a discussion of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, treatment options, and new and emerging treatments. This information is helpful to health professionals and patients alike.

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The IMF's Understanding series of booklets is designed to acquaint you with specific myeloma-related tests, treatments and therapies, supportive care measures, and common adverse events.

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Designed to serve as consistent references in a concise manner, the IMF’s Tip Cards cover key topics, including treatment and care issues of interest to patients and caregivers.

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Periodicals

- Myeloma Minute: Free, weekly email newsletter with up-to-the 'minute' information about myeloma.

- Myeloma Today: Quarterly journal with scientific and clinical news about myeloma, education and awareness programs, patient meetings, advocacy activities, and human interest stories. Available online and by mail.

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Tools

- Myeloma Matrix: This tool tracks drugs from discovery to development to FDA approval for myeloma.

- Glossary of Myeloma Terms & Definitions: This glossary defines commonly used myeloma-related terms.

- Guide to Acronyms & Abbreviations: A reference list of common acronyms and abbreviations that are used in myeloma.