Myeloma Minute: Iceland Project Subject of CNN Interview

CNN Visits Iceland to Learn Why It's the Perfect Place for IMF's Innovative Myeloma Research

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie and Dr. Sigurdur Kristinsson in Reykjavik, Iceland last week about the Black Swan Research Initiative’s iStopMM project. In his blog this week, Dr. Durie answers the question that everyone – including CNN – asks when they hear about the iStopMM project to screen for and treat the precursor to myeloma: “Why Iceland?” “A large part of the answer,” Dr. Durie writes, “relates to numbers and genetics.” To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.

Myeloma Action Month Is in Full Force - Take Action All Month Long!

Yesterday marks the launch of Myeloma Action Month. During this month, the International Myeloma Foundation will reach out to primary care doctors, lawmakers, and patients to raise awareness of the disease. Visit the  Myeloma Action Month website to learn about all the ways you can get involved. This site includes a letter to send to health care practitioners, a customizable press release for your local news outlets, stories from myeloma patients, and opportunities for you to share your story as well. Once you take action, tweet how you participated with the hashtag #IMFmam.


The European Medicines Agency Adopts a Positive Opinion of Extensions to Current Recommendations for the Use of Darzalex® (daratumumab)

On February 23, 2017 the Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency adopted a positive opinion recommending changes to the terms of marketing authorization for Darzalex® (daratumumab). The marketing authorization was switched from conditional to full approval. To learn about the specific indications for Darzalex in Europe, click HERE.


Ask Your House Representative to Support Myeloma Action Month

The IMF Advocacy team is working on a federal proclamation for Myeloma Action Month. This proclamation—H.R. 148—asks Congressional representatives to designate March as Myeloma Action Month. H.R. 148 has been submitted in the House, and the next step is to encourage representatives to sign on. Click HERE and fill out this form to push this proclamation; it takes less than 3 minutes.



Attend the Short Hills, New Jersey Patient & Family Seminar in April - Early Registration at Discounted Prices

Become an empowered patient at an IMF Patient & Family Seminar on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017 in Short Hills, New Jersey at the Hilton Short Hills hotel. You will gain up-to-date information on myeloma, and have access to the following experts: Drs. Brian Durie, Rafat Abonour, Noopur Raje, David Siegel, Suzanne Lentzsch, and Sundar Jagannath. You may register for one or both days. Click HERE for discounted rates (available until Tuesday, March 7th.


International Myeloma Foundation Attends International Myeloma Workshop in New Delhi

During the International Myeloma Workshop (IMW), myeloma experts from around the world gather to discuss basic, preclinical, and clinical aspects in the biology and treatment of multiple myeloma. The scientific program will include oral presentations, consensus panels, debates on controversial and current arguments, and poster abstracts. IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian Durie will present the Dr. Bart Barlogie Young Investigator Award and the IMF’s Nurse Leadership Board has a poster presentation on “Symptom Management and Adherence in Multiple Myeloma (MM): A Plan to Disseminate Best-Practice Guidelines for Nurses. To learn more about IMW 2017, click HERE.



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