Myeloma Minute: Making Sense of Food News

Saturated fat reconsidered, herbicide-tainted ice cream, and a curcumin success story

There is no shortage of food news these days, but making sense of conflicting advice and questionable claims can be a challenge. In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie offers his take on recent articles about the role of saturated fats in heart disease, the unexpected appearance of an herbicide in ice cream, and the case of a myeloma patient’s success with curcumin. Read Dr. Durie's blog.

Listen to a Replay of the Myeloma Updates 2017 Webinar: Best of ASCO/EHA/IMWG

Listen to a replay and download slides from the Myeloma Updates 2017 webinar: Best of ASCO/EHA/IMWG. This webinar covers the following topics: ideal imaging in 2017, the impact of new agents in frontline therapy, the use of MRD testing to guide decisions in clinical trials, and an assessment of the top new therapies.


Register NOW for the IMF Regional Community Workshop in Kansas City, Kansas

The IMF Regional Community Workshop in Kansas City, Kansas, takes place on September 9th, 2017 from 9 AM CST / 3 PM CST. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. The expert panel includes Craig Cole, MD (University of Michigan), Dr. Siddhartha Ganguly, MD, FACP (University of Kansas Cancer Center), Dr. Al-Ola Abdallah, MD (University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, KS) and a member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board. 


Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Grant Applications!

The Brian D. Novis Research Grants honor the IMF’s founder Brian Novis, who died of multiple myeloma in July of 1992. The grants are awarded to researchers in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including SMM (smoldering multiple myeloma), MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2018 grants will fund senior research projects with $80,000 and junior research projects with $50,000. Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, is the deadline for applications.


Laughs 4 Life Presents the Legendary Comedy of Bill Engvall

Laughs 4 Life – a fundraising event started last year – will host Bill Engvall at 7:30 PM on  August 1st, 2017 at the Historic Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Engvall is known for entertaining large audiences as part of "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and from television on TBS's "The Bill Engvall Show." Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation. Donate or learn more here.

How soon will new “immune therapies” become mainstream?

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian GM Durie discusses the pros and cons of newer “immune therapies,” including monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors, bispecific antibodies, and CAR-T cells.



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