Myeloma Minute: How Has This Amazon Tribe Escaped Heart Disease?

Deep in the Amazon, a Tribe with Little to No Heart Disease

What can we learn about the keys to a long, healthy life from a new study of a Bolivian tribe with the lowest levels of heart disease in the world? In this week’s blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie reviews the evidence and spotlights a few of the tribe’s habits we can emulate and some we probably cannot: “I’d like to know if exercise for less than seven hours a day can do the trick!” Read Dr. Durie’s blog.

Register NOW for the IMF-Sponsored Satellite Symposium at the Oncology Nursing Society's 42nd Annual Congress

The IMF-sponsored satellite symposium, "Case Studies in Multiple Myeloma: Best Practices in Patient Care and Symptom Management for Nurses," will take place at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 42nd Annual Congress in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. This engaging case-based 1.5 CNE learning opportunity is intended for oncology nurses who care for multiple myeloma patients. To register, click HERE.



Download FREE PDFs of Educational Publications

Many of our educational publications are available as free PDF downloads. Recently, the 2017 edition of the Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options became available HERE. It provides an overview of myeloma, with a discussion of the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment options.


View the Q&A Panel Discussion from This 2017 IMF Patient & Family Seminar

At the IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Boca Raton, FL in March, Dr. Brian Durie (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Cristina Gasparetto (Duke University), Kenneth M. Anderson (Dana Farber Cancer Institute), and Jean-Luc Harousseau (University of Nantes – Nantes, France), fielded questions from myeloma patients and their caregivers on frontline therapies. View a video of the Q&A panel discussion 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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