Myeloma Minute: Inspiration and Education


| INSPIRATION | Myeloma Voices


Listen to John Auerbacher’s Story on Living Well with Myeloma for 14 Years

Listen to 14-year multiple myeloma survivor John Auerbacher tell his story. John describes how a fall from a horse led to a misdiagnosis of his condition and then the eventual discovery of his disease. At the end of these intimate recordings, John shares his advice, saying, “The newly diagnosed patients will often tell you what they need - whether it’s just to listen, or if they want answers, or if they want reassurance. Oftentimes, [it’s hearing] you’ve been alive for 14 years - that in and of itself is very helpful for people just to hear.”


| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser




Planting Seeds of Hope Luncheon
Register NOW for a Regional Community Workshop in Richmond, Virginia

Sylvia Hairston was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in November 2016. Since that time, she has been on a mission to raise myeloma awareness and funds to assist in finding a cure. You can help her reach her goal by attending the Planting Seeds for Hope luncheon on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST at the United Methodist Church of Berea (107 Seminary St.) in Berea, Ohio. All proceeds from this event will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation.

The IMF will conduct a Regional Community Workshop in Richmond, VA, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts David H. Vesole, MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University; Co-Chief of Myeloma Division and Director of Myeloma Research at John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack, NJ) and Kevin Brigle PhD, NP (Virginia Commonwealth University, Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA).


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| ACTION | Easy Way to Give

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| INNOVATION | Latest Research


Listen to a Replay of the Best of ASCO/EHA/IMWG Teleconference

Listen to a replay of the Best of ASCO/EHA/IMWG teleconference. In this narrated slide presentation, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains the new and exciting current trends in myeloma treatment and research culled from three major medical meetings held in June 2018 – the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Hematology Association (EHA), and the International Myeloma Working Group Summit (IMWG).


| #ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series




BOSTON Trial Fact Sheet

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IMROZ Study

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IKEMA Study

New ixazomib Clinical Trials: Learn How to Participate

Join the conversation about myeloma on the Smart Patients Message Board

August 24-25, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Los Angeles, CA

September 8, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Richmond, VA

September 15, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Columbus, OH

September 22, 2018
6th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Race/Walk
Oak Ridge Park Clark, NJ

September 22, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Overland Park, KS

September 22, 2018
A Mission for Matt
Mineola, NY

October 12-13, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Philadelphia, PA

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