Myeloma Minute: Key Takeaways on Myeloma Care

ASH 2016: Dr. Paul Richardson with Key Takeaways on Continued Advancements in Myeloma Care

Dr. Paul Richardson, Clinical Program Leader and Director of Clinical Research at the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Cancer Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, shares key takeaways for the treatment and management of myeloma from the 58th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting. In this video, he says, “There has been continued progress, continued refinement of treatment strategies informed by important randomized trials, and continued advances in science.” He points to real advances in frontline therapy with new agents, excitement about immunotherapy, further refinement in the role of transplant, the drugs Selinexor and Venetoclax for the treatment of relapsed/refractory myeloma, and more.

The Power of Your Donation to Help Fund a Cure

Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation is the oldest and largest myeloma-specific charity in the world. Widely accepted as the leader in patient services, support, and advocacy, the IMF is also recognized by the scientific community as the leader in results-driven, collaborative research that is making significant advances toward a cure. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity granted through the generosity of our supporters who, like us, believe in the power of education, collaboration, and determination in the fight against this terrible disease. With your help, we will continue our work to improve lives and find a cure together.


Check Out the Newly Designed Myeloma Matrix 2.0: Clinical Trial Search

Recently redesigned, the Myeloma Matrix 2.0: Smart Search is an important resource on that lists myeloma drugs currently under development and tracks them from discovery to approval. With this up-to-the-minute information, patients can gain knowledge about myeloma drugs in all stages of development—from Pre-Clinical (laboratory-only) to FDA-approved. Search this tool HERE.


A Cornucopia of Data with the Underlying Message of Hope

The International Myeloma Foundation brought 12 myeloma support group leaders who are living with myeloma to the 58th American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Diego. Discover their lively blogs, interactive videos, photos, and tweets HERE. The dynamic leaders shared what they learned about the treatment and management of multiple myeloma at ASH 2016, and also related this information to their individual myeloma journeys. Perhaps support group leader Teresa Miceli described it best as a “cornucopia of data,” that offered knowledge, empowerment, and hope.


Give to the IMF When You Shop Online

The IMF has a new Amazon link. Whether you shop on Amazon for the holidays or for your daily needs, please bookmark the brand new, and delete our old Amazon link. At no added cost to you, Amazon will donate a percentage of your total purchase to the IMF. The percentage that Amazon donates to the IMF will continue to increase—even more than 7% at times—depending on how many orders are placed through the IMF portal.


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