Myeloma Minute: The Power of Vacation

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| ACTION | Boost Resilience

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The Power of Vacation: Time to Gain Perspective and Boost Resilience

Briefly stepping away from day-to-day demands provides the breathing space to consider the world with greater perspective. Just like myeloma patients, who draw upon nature for resilience, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie says that while on vacation, he draws strength from the natural beauty in the world—“that persists, despite threats from all sides.”

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| EDUCATION | Teleconference

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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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| INNOVATION | Latest Research

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| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser

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FDA Approves a Four-Drug Combination Using Daratumumab for Transplant-Eligible Multiple Myeloma
Take Part in Schleicher’s Hikers: A 5K Fun Run/Walk

Today, the Food and Drug Administration "approved Darzalex (daratumumab) for adult patients with multiple myeloma in combination with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed patients who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT)." The phase III, open-label randomized CASSIOPEIA trial (NCT02541383) investigated the efficacy of this regimen.

Please join “Schleicher’s Hikers” and Ravens Roost #74 of Harford County, Maryland, at the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Heritage Trail for the Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The starting point is at the Williams Street entrance in Bel Air, MD 21014. The event honors Jim Schleicher, who is living with multiple myeloma. Schleicher’s Hikers also includes an after-party with live music, as well as food and drink for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation.

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| ACTION | Win a Vacation

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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.

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| EDUCATION | Workshop

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Register Now for an IMF Regional Community Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas

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.

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| #ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series

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