Myeloma Minute: New Drug Combinations Show Promising Results


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


New Drug Combinations Show Promising Results, an Orphan Drug Designation, and the FDA Speeds International Approvals

IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie reports on a busy week in myeloma, which included encouraging data from the phase III CANDOR clinical trial. “It is great to see an important new combination move forward in a positive fashion,” he says. The trial demonstrated a 37% reduction in the risk of progression or death in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma treated with Kyprolis + Darzalex + dexamethasone.


| EDUCATION | Teleconference


Register NOW for This Upcoming Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference

The next “Living Well with Myeloma” Teleconference will focus on approaches to relapsed myeloma. IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will discuss:

  • what treatments you should consider if your myeloma has relapsed, with a focus on the latest FDA-approved drugs.
  • how to individualize treatment based on a patient’s prior therapies, the length of the onset of relapse, FISH genetic-risk status, age, and frailty score.
  • the latest clinical trials, in particular immune therapies.

You won’t want to miss this free IMF teleconference followed by a Q&A session. Save the date and register now!

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| EDUCATION | Workshop


| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser


Register Now for an IMF Regional Community Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas
Take Part in the 7th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Little Rock Marriott (3 Statehouse Plaza) in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts to get answers to your questions and concerns.

The 7th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K run/walk will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Oak Ridge Park in Clark, New Jersey. Last year’s run/walk event raised more than $80,000 to fund the IMF’s research to find a cure. Even if you cannot walk or run that day, there are many ways to contribute. Visit the link below to learn how to register as an individual, as a team, or simply purchase a Remembrance Path sign.

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| ACTION | Win a Vacation


Win a 10-Day Vacation at a Hawaiian Oasis — New Dates of Availability* See Note Below.

The IMF is hosting a raffle for you to win a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in Hawaii. The winners of this luxury package will receive:

  • A 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis
  • Business-class Airfare for Two on American Airlines to Kailua-Kona, HI
  • A Dolphin Swim Adventure for Two
  • A Manta Ray Night Snorkel for Two
  • A Scuba Instruction Package for Two

Only 1000 raffle tickets will be sold for $50 each: Tickets are selling fast. You can either visit the link below, or contact the IMF’s Karla Lemus at 1-800-452-CURE (2873) to purchase your ticket today. All proceeds will benefit International Myeloma Foundation Research and Programs. *Note: You will be able to choose the dates of your stay based on mutual agreement with the property owners and availability of the property.


| INSPIRATION | Get a Laugh


The IMF’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration: Proving Laughter Is the Best Medicine

The IMF 13th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 17, at its new location, The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Actor and comedian Ray Romano (The Irishman, Everybody Loves Raymond) returns to host an unforgettable night of laughter to raise funds for the IMF's leading myeloma research programs. Joining Romano this year are some of the biggest names in comedy including Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show, The Man Show), Demetri Martin (Demetri Martin: The Overthinker, We Bare Bears), Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin), Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars, A.P. Bio), Caroline Rhea (One Night Stand, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and Amanda Seales (Insecure, Bring the Funny). Get your tickets now!


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