Myeloma Minute: Can We Stop Myeloma Before It Progresses?

April 14, 2016​

Innovative IMF-Funded Study Could Stop Myeloma in Its Tracks

The IMF announced this week the organization’s funding of an exciting new large-scale study that attempts to prevent myeloma disease progression. In his blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie explains the details of the innovative iStopMM (Iceland Screens Treats or Prevents Multiple Myeloma) project, one of more than 35 ongoing Black Swan Research Initiative® efforts aimed at finding a cure. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE

The IMF Continues European Expansion with New Partnership with Belgian Patient Group

The IMF continues to extend our educational seminars in Europe, and we are proud to announce a new collaboration with the Belgian group MYMU (Association de patients atteints de Myèlome). The first IMF/MYMU Patient & Family Seminar wil be held in April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The president of MYMU, Thierri Barbieux (at right), will invite French- and Flemish-speaking Belgian patients to participate, as well as myeloma experts from both Belgium and France. For more information about the MYMU, click HERE.

Oregonians March Against Myeloma

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Jason McWethy, whose mother is living with myeloma, will host the 2nd Annual March Against Myeloma. The goal of the Hood River, Oregon event is to spread myeloma awareness and raise funds for the International Myeloma Foundation. The “march” is actually a conservation activity—together with the Hood River Soil and Conservation District, participants will spread mulch to help protect hundreds of young native trees and shrubs. Coffee, bagels, and pastries will be served on the banks of the beautiful Indian Creek. For more details, click HERE.

On Your Mark: Runners, Register Now for the 8th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk in Philadelphia, PA

The 2016 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk, a regional event presented by the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, will kick off at 8:30 AM ET on Saturday, April 23, 2016. This race takes place at the USA Track & Field/RRTC Certified 5K course. The International Myeloma Foundation is one of several cancer organizations that will benefit from the proceeds of this event. Join more than 1,100 participants as an individual runner, or form a team of runners to help us find a cure for multiple myeloma! For more information, click HERE.

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