Myeloma Minute: Millennials and Obesity


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


“We Don’t Believe in Chance Here” — The iStopMM Project at Year Two

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the largest, most ambitious myeloma study in the world as it completes its second year. Supported by the IMF’s Black Swan Research Initiative®, the Iceland-based iStopMM project has screened more than 80,000 adults over 40. The goal? To identify and treat MGUS at its earliest stage, before it has a chance to develop into full-blown disease. In the video, you’ll hear from IMF President & CEO Susie Durie, who says, “Our ultimate goal, always, is to find our way to a cure.” Also meet multiple myeloma patient Michael Tuohy who joins the IMF Team in Iceland and says this kind of “research is critical.” Watch now for a message of hope and innovation.


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


Obesity, Myeloma, and Younger Age of Onset

Obesity in younger people is causing rising rates of cancer, including multiple myeloma, according to a new study. IMF Chairman Brian G.M. Durie, MD, calls the study’s results “a wake-up call” and says a randomized clinical trial is needed to learn if weight loss can reduce the risk of progression of MGUS to active myeloma.


| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser


| EDUCATION | Seminar


Register Now for Myeloma Miracles 2019 Walk in Southern California
Register Now for the IMF’s Patient & Family Seminar in Boca Raton, Florida

Two Southern California support groups — the Inland Empire and Inland Valley Warriors — are walking to raise money for the International Myeloma Foundation’s research and education initiatives. If you are in the area, join the First Annual Walk for Myeloma Miracles fundraiser at Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd), in Rancho Cucamonga, California, on March 9, 2019, at 9 a.m. PST. Sign up as an individual or as a team.

The IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Boca Raton, Florida, takes place March 15-16, 2019, at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center (5150 Town Center Circle). During this seminar, learn about the latest treatments for and the management of multiple myeloma. The IMF Patient & Family Seminars are a wonderful opportunity to exchange valuable information, visit with friends, and share true-life experiences.

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| INSPIRATION | Easy Ways to Give


Shop AmazonSmile on Valentine’s Day and Give Back to the Myeloma Community!

Did you know that Amazon donates 0.5% of all purchases you make to the IMF when

  • You shop at, AND
  • You designate the International Myeloma Foundation as your preferred charity.

All donations are made at no added cost to you! It’s that simple.


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March 15-16, 2019
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
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March 23, 2019
Regional Community Workshop
La Jolla, CA

April 5-6, 2019
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April 6, 2019
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