Myeloma Minute: IMF Goes to China

IMF Builds Exciting New Collaborations in China

In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie recaps the IMF team’s trip last week to China. “The future is definitely bright for new developments in China,” he writes. “There are many challenges, including access to care and costs, but there is a strong commitment to do the very best for patients with resources available.” To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.


Register for the IMF Advocacy Team's Webinar on Understanding Clinical Pathways

Please join the IMF Advocacy team on Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM EST, for a special presentation on Clinical Pathways. Pathways are a mechanism used by insurers to make health care costs more predictable by prescribing a course of treatment in which the type and timing of specific therapies are pre-determined. The presentation will go over how pathways are developed, so that you can make more informed decisions about your care. It will also cover how to talk to your physician about how these pathways are structured within their practices and whether they have placed you on a particular pathway. To register, please click HERE. We hope to see you there! 


The Death of Cancer Published

A very personal brush with prostate cancer sent Vincent DeVita, former director of the National Cancer Institute and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine, on a mission for answers—not just about the disease itself, but the approvals and methodology of treating it. In his new book, “The Death of Cancer,” co-authored with Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, he suggests that often, external factors like politics, drug-approvals and more, stand in the way of the medical breakthroughs that can save lives and effectively treat cancer. Read the full story HERE.


Register Now for TEAM IMF's February 2016 Fundraising Races

Join TEAM IMF during the annual Los Angeles Marathon weekend next February 2016 and us help raise money in support of the important Brian D. Novis Research Grants! On Saturday, February 13, 2016, you can enter the LA Big 5K on acourse that extends from Elysian Park to Dodger Stadium and back.Those ready to tackle a marathon can opt for theSkechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday,February 14, 2016. This 26-mile race starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at the Santa Monica Pier, and can be completed solo or with a relay team of two runners. To register and learn more about participating, click HERE.

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