Myeloma Minute: Myeloma Support and Resources

Register Now for a Free Webinar on Myeloma Tests and Results

Join the IMF’s Medical Editor Debbie Birns for a “Living Well with Myeloma” webinar on Making Sense of Tests and Results. Debbie will outline the various tests that are used to diagnose myeloma, monitor response to treatment, and detect side effects. This sixty-minute webinar occurs on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET and includes a question-and-answer session. Pre-register today for FREE

Listen to Patient and Caregiver Stories at #MyelomaVoices

The IMF has been capturing patient stories, and they are available on the IMF website. These personal experiences are featured at #MyelomaVoices. You will hear from myeloma patients and caregivers from all walks of life. Their stories cover the full range of the challenges that myeloma patients face and how they have overcome them. The one underlying thread of all of these stories is the power of positive thinking and hope. Myeloma patient John DeFlice and his wife Charisse share their decision not to let the disease define them. Listen to John and Charisse’s story and others at Myeloma Voices.


Register NOW for the IMF Regional Community Workshop in Kansas City

The IMF Regional Community Workshop in Kansas City, Kansas, takes place on September 9th, 2017 from 9 AM CST to 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.


Winner of Quilt of Courage Raffle Announced

While visiting her dear friend in Washington state, who was fighting another form of cancer, myeloma patient Brenda Riggs made a quilt she called “Courage.” Brenda Riggs’ myeloma has been kept at bay after three stem cell transplants. She hopes to raise funds by raffling her quilts, that will help researchers come closer to finding a cure. Pictured is Brenda pulling the winning raffle ticket for the Quilt of Courage, which went to Jane Marks of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Thanks to Brenda’s hard work and efforts, $1,814 was raised!

Has Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) testing been approved by the FDA yet?

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian GM Durie explains that the FDA will soon consider MRD-testing as a surrogate endpoint for both newly diagnosed and relapsed myeloma patients. 



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