Myeloma Minute: China's Rapid Growth in Research Is Good News for Patients


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As Federally Funded Medical Research Decreases in the US, Chinese Biotech Surges 500 Percent

IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie first visited China in 1992, and since then, he’s noted there has been an explosion in the country’s home-grown research. Currently, there are 153 ongoing studies in China of CAR T, second only to the 186 studies in the US.


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Hot Off the Press: Myeloma Today
Laughter Is the Best Medicine!

This quarter’s Myeloma Today newsletter is available free to download as a pdf! You can also receive a printed copy in the mail. In this issue is an in-depth report on myeloma research presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. View photos from the IMF’s 11th Annual Comedy Celebration, and more.

The IMF-affiliated Staten Island Myeloma Support Group hosts its Third Annual Comedy Night at the Looney Bin Comedy Club in Staten Island (141 East Service Road) This event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) All proceeds will benefit the IMF. Get your tickets now!



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Did you know that important medical articles from Myeloma Today are available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish? Visit our International Publications library today.


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Nationwide Acyclovir Recall

Many myeloma patients may be affected by the following: one of the distributors of the antiviral medication Acyclovir has recalled the drug due to errors in packaging. Learn more from the FDA.


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February 25, 2018
Multiple Myeloma Symposium
Kingston, Jamaica

March 10, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Denver, CO

March 10, 2018
2nd Annual Masters Tennis for Myeloma
The Villages, FL

March 16-17, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Boca Raton, FL

April 8, 2018
Julianne’s Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon
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April 21, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
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