Myeloma Minute: Coronavirus and Myeloma Patient Safety


| INNOVATION | Health Alert


Coronavirus and Myeloma Patient Safety

Faced with the alarming news of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), myeloma patients may be looking for guidance in ways to reduce their risk of exposure. Fortunately, there are many up-to-the-minute resources that spell out best practices during this fast-moving story, including Dr. Brian G.M. Durie’s blog.


| EDUCATION | Myeloma Nursing


Nurse Leadership Board Publishes Research on CAR T-Cell Therapy

In September 2019, the IMF Nurse Leadership Board met to discuss CAR-T therapy in the relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patient population. The discussion considered clinical and safety data of ide-cel (bb2121) and sought to understand associated opportunities and challenges with CAR-T therapy, as well as the needs of oncology nurses when providing CAR-T treatment. Read the full publication from the link below.


| EDUCATION | Seminar


| EDUCATION | Workshop


Register Now for the 2020 IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Boca Raton, FL
Register Now for the Regional Community Workshop in Birmingham, AL

From March 13-14, 2020, the IMF will host a Patient & Family Seminar at the Boca Raton Marriott (5150 Town Center Circle) in Boca Raton, FL. Choose between two registration packages—either attend Friday’s half-day session and the all-day session Saturday, or attend the Saturday session only. Connect with other patients and caregivers. Together, we can learn, build community, and share our stories.

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Westin (2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North) in Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 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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| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser

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Register Now for the 2nd Annual Walk for Myeloma Miracles in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Join in the fun and register for the 2nd Annual Walk for Myeloma Miracles at Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd.) in Rancho Cucamonga, California, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Proceeds from the event will benefit the most promising research initiatives as well as patient support programs of the International Myeloma Foundation. Note: The event is not timed; it's a casual walk. The shortest distance on the trail is 2 miles, but participants can opt to go 5 miles. It is also bicycle-friendly.

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| ACTION | Ways to Give


Who Said There Is No Such Thing as Second Chances?

Last year, the International Myeloma Foundation held a raffle to give away a 10-day luxury stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and this year we are doing it again. Only 1000 raffle tickets will be sold for $50 each. How else could you win such an exciting getaway for only $50?

You can either visit the link below, or contact the IMF’s Karla Lemus at 1-800-452-CURE (2873) to purchase your ticket today. All proceeds will benefit International Myeloma Foundation Research and Programs.


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March 7, 2020
Masters Tennis for Myeloma
Villages, FL

March 13-14, 2020
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Boca Raton, FL

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Walk for Myeloma Miracles
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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12th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk
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Overland Park, KS

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