Myeloma Minute: Are Liquid Biopsies on the Horizon?

New Research Explores Liquid Biopsies and Possible Causes of Myeloma

Two newly published studies that received funding from the IMF Black Swan Research Initiative® show how myeloma might be diagnosed and monitored in the future, and, perhaps, the genetic factors that might cause the disease. In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie translates the studies’ implications and offers important caveats for patients to keep in mind. Read Dr. Durie’s blog.

The Role of Timing with Autologous Stem Cell Rescue

Promising data about the use of Revlimid (lenalidomide) + Velcade (bortezomib) + dexamethasone (VRd) in myeloma patients up to 65 years of age has raised questions about the role of timing with autologous stem cell rescue. View an abstract from the New England Journal of Medicine on this study.



Health Canada to Grant Priority Review of Darzalex (daratumumab)

On April 17th, 2017, Health Canada approved Darzalex® (daratumumab), in combination with Revlimid® (lenalidomide) + dexamethasone, or Velcade® (bortezomib) + dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Due to the high unmet medical need for multiple myeloma patients, Darzalex® was granted a Priority Review by Health Canada for this submission.


Register NOW for the IMF-Sponsored Satellite Symposium at the Oncology Nursing Society's 42nd Annual Congress

The IMF-sponsored satellite symposium, "Case Studies in Multiple Myeloma: Best Practices in Patient Care and Symptom Management for Nurses," will take place at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 42nd Annual Congress in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. This engaging case-based 1.5 CNE learning opportunity is intended for oncology nurses who care for multiple myeloma patients. To register, click HERE.



Miles for Myeloma 5K Race/Walk in Philadelphia - April 22nd, 2017

The 2017 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk is being held April 22nd at the Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum. Proceeds from the event will beneift the International Myeloma Foundation's research and support programs. Join more than 1,100 participants by purchasing a tribute path signregistering for the event, or donating today!


Donate a Photo to the IMF and Raise Money for Myeloma Research

The International Myeloma Foundation and Janssen partnered for the Donate a Photo initiative, which runs until May 20th. Help us reach our goal of collecting 1000 photos! We are about 50% there. It takes fewer than 5 minutes to download the app and create an account. Do so here.




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