Myeloma Minute: Smoldering Myeloma Treatment News and More


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


Questions Surround Smoldering Myeloma Treatment Approach

How and whether or not to treat smoldering multiple myeloma were among the most hotly debated questions to arise from this month’s high-profile myeloma research presentations. IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie examines all sides. Plus, a greenlight on a venetoclax trial and a delay of a major drug merger.




A 10-Day Luxury Hawaiian Oasis Is a Winning Raffle Ticket Away

The IMF is hosting a raffle for you to win a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in Hawaii. The dates of this paradise vacation are March 16-26, 2020. 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 @ $50 each: Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today! All proceeds will benefit International Myeloma Foundation Research and Programs.


| EDUCATION | Teleconference


| Education | Seminar


Tune in to the Post-ASCO/EHA/IMWG Teleconference Replay
Register Now for the IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Los Angeles

Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will explain what’s new and exciting from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Hematology Association (EHA), and International Myeloma Working Group Summit (IMWG). You won’t want to miss this free IMF teleconference followed by a Q & A session!

On August 23-24, 2019, the IMF will host a Patient & Family Seminar at the Hilton in Universal City (555 Universal Hollywood Drive) in Los Angeles. Choose between two registration packages—either attend Friday’s half-day session and the all-day session Saturday, or attend the Saturday session only. Connect with other patients and caregivers. Together, we can learn, build community, and share our stories.


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| INNOVATION | Research Grants


Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Grant Applications

The Brian D. Novis Research Grants honor the IMF’s founder Brian Novis, who succumbed to multiple myeloma in July of 1992. The grants are awarded to researchers working in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders, including smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2020 grants will support senior research projects with $80,000 each and junior research projects with $50,000 each. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 1, 2019.


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