Myeloma Minute: Have Researchers Found What Might Cause Myeloma?


Have Researchers Found What Might Cause Myeloma?

Yale Cancer Center researchers published the findings from a study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that chronic stimulation of the immune system by lipids made in the context of inflammation underlies the origins of some myeloma cases. “Although this is interesting and illustrative, it is not identifying what causes myeloma overall,” writes IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie in his blog this week. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.


First Ever IMF European Patient & Family Seminar in Budapest, Hungary

Emphasizing education, advocacy and support, the IMF Patient & Family Seminars empower patients and provide invaluable information to the myeloma community. The IMF will host a Patient & Family Seminar for the first time in the city of Budapest, Hungary on March 19, 2016 (at the MOHA HOUSE). Dr. Rafat Abonour (Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center) along with Dr. Mikala Gábor (St. Lazlo Hospital) will present on new research and treatments for multiple myeloma.

Laugh It Up with a Night of Comedy in Staten Island, New York

The Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group presents “A Night of Comedy” at the Loony Bin Comedy Club at 141 East Service Road, Staten Island, New York on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET. (Doors open at 7 PM ET.) This special evening of comedy benefits the International Myeloma Foundation. Tickets are $25 and are sold out. To learn more about the event, contact Laura Mooney at (917) 715-9665 or [email protected].

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