Myeloma Minute: 10 Years: More Than 100 Publications--the IMWG


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


2019 IMWG Summit: Projects and Protocols Set the Standards of Treatment

More than 100 myeloma experts from around the world will gather in Amsterdam next month for the 10th Annual International Myeloma Working Group Summit. At the IMF’s carefully organized brainstorming session, busy researchers have a chance to step back and reassess goals and objectives. The collaboration and investigations that percolate here result in research that reverberates throughout the myeloma world.


| INSPIRATION | Latest Research


IMF to Honor Cancer Researchers Meletios A. Dimopoulos, MD, and María-Victoria Mateos, MD, on June 11 in Amsterdam

The International Myeloma Foundation, the first and largest organization focusing specifically on multiple myeloma, will present the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award to Meletios A. Dimopoulos, MD, and the Brian G.M. Durie Outstanding Achievement Award to María-Victoria Mateos, MD during the 2019 International Myeloma Working Group Summit, June 10-12. More than 100 international blood cancer experts will gather at the Summit in Amsterdam to collaborate on new multiple myeloma treatment guidelines and ongoing research projects aiming to cure this blood cancer. Learn more about the Summit and the two award recipients at the link below.


| EDUCATION | Workshop


| INSPIRATION | Comedy Show


Register Now for a Regional Community Workshop in Detroit
Tickets Selling Fast to the 2nd Annual Anti-Cancer Comedy Fundraiser

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel (1114 Washington Blvd) in Detroit, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts to get answers to your questions and concerns.

The second annual Anti-Cancer Comedy Fundraiser takes places on Tuesday, June 11, at the New York Comedy Club (241 E. 24th St.) in New York. Don’t miss your chance to be in the audience to see these comedy heavyweights: Roy Wood Jr., Nikki Glaser, Jessica Kirson, Mark Normand, Nick Griffin, Forrest Shaw, and Andy Ostroff. Tickets are $25.00, and all proceeds benefit the International Myeloma Foundation. Get tickets now or donate to the event at the link below.

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| INNOVATION | Melflufen for Myeloma


FDA and Oncopeptides AB In Discussion for Accelerated Approval of Melflufen

The FDA and Oncopeptides AB are reviewing the possibility of accelerated approval of melflufen for the treatment of patients with triple-class refractory multiple myeloma. This review is based on promising data from the ongoing phase II HORIZON clinical trial. “The target indication would be for the treatment of patients with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma whose disease is triple-class refractory (i.e. refractory to at least one IMiD, one proteasome inhibitor, and one anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody).”


| EDUCATION | Workshop



Register Now for a Regional Community Workshop in Pittsburgh

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Westin (1000 Penn Ave.) in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts to get answers to your questions and concerns.

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