Myeloma Minute January 16, 2014



January 16, 2014








Upcoming Events

Monday, January 27, 2014
Gayla's Celebration
Traverse City, Michigan

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Myeloma Center Workshop
Denver, Colorado

February 28-March 1, 2014
Patient & Family Seminar
Boca Raton, Florida

Multiple Genetic Abnormalities in Myeloma: Implications for Treatment

A recent article in the medical journal Cancer Cell documents the widespread chromosomal abnormalities present in myeloma cells. The sobering data from the largest study of its kind to date demonstrate why the promise of individual therapies targeted against individual genes is fading—and why the Black Swan Research Initiative approach offers a smarter plan of attack against myeloma. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG


Join the Team to Raise Myeloma Awareness in Your Community

In 2013 cities, counties and states across the country declared March Myeloma Awareness Month. We are thrilled to build on the success of last year's drive for proclamations declaring March as Myeloma Awareness Month in your city or county. The Proclamation 2014 Leadership Team has created a helpful how to guide for you or a member of your group, as well as many sample resources to help you make this a reality. Click HERE to learn more and sign up today.


Controversy Surrounds Criticism of Cancer Patient Who Tweets About Her Battle

Critical pieces in The New York Times and the Guardian about Lisa Bonchek Adams, a woman with cancer who writes about her illness on Twitter, caused a furor in the media this week. Should there be boundaries in this kind of experience? Click HERE to read and listen to NPR's story


IMF's 'Veterans Against Myeloma' Website Filled with News and Resources

The IMF has long been a resource for information about myeloma for veterans. Now that effort kicks up a notch with the launch of the IMF's new Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM) website. The site provides links to relevant Veterans Administration information, such as state veterans assistance offices and national veterans service organizations. Email alerts will notify VAM readers about breaking news and articles of interest. If you're a veteran and find this resource useful, please pass it on to others you know who may be going through a similar experience. Visit the site at





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