Myeloma Minute: CNBC explores iStopMM project in Iceland

CNBC "Modern Medicine" Spotlights the IMF's iStopMM project in Iceland

CNBC hails “The Land of the Vikings May Hold a Cure for Cancer” in this “Modern Medicine” segment that highlights the International Myeloma Foundation’s iStopMM project in Iceland. Discover more in this article, in which Dr. Brian Durie explains, “Our ultimate goal is to be the first country in the world to offer a cancer cure for its entire population.” In this video, learn why Iceland is “hub of genetics research.”

PET/CT Scanning Comes of Age: New IMWG Guidelines Published

New IMWG guidelines for PET/CT scanning have been published inThe Lancet Oncology. In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie congratulates Dr. Michele Cavo and his team for their report on this extremely accurate imaging technique, used to establish a diagnosis and to monitor throughout the course of the disease. “The new IMWG guidelines provide a comprehensive review of the current role and optimal uses of FDG PET/ CT scanning,” he writes. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.  


Members of IMF's Nurse Leadership Board Author Article for Management of Steroid-Associated Side Effects

The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing published “Steroid-Associated Side Effects,” a supplement co-authored by Tracy King, RN, MN, and Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®. This study provides updated recommendations on the management of steroid-associated side effects in patients with multiple myeloma. Access a preview of the article HERE.


The IMF Thanks You for Taking Action This Myeloma Action Month

During Myeloma Action Month we received stories from hundreds of myeloma patients and caregivers from across America on our website Because of supporters like you, dozens of state and local governments issued Myeloma Action Month proclamations. Thousands of you tweeted, mamboed, tuned into Spotify’s Music2Fight Myeloma, and contributed photos to help raise awareness. You can continue to take action by downloading the Donate-a-Photo app. This fundraising initiative runs until May 20th.



GMAN's First International Myeloma Action Day is a Great Success

The Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN), a group of 40 patient organizations from 37 counties on 5 continents, took action to raise myeloma awareness and education on March 30th, the first ever international Myeloma Action Day (MAD). With more than 40,000 engagements on social media and several effective in-country campaigns by GMAN members and supporters, MAD is an outright success! For a full report, 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!



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