Myeloma Minute: Taking Action in Global, Personal Challenges


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Fourth of July in 2018:
A Time of Celebration and Challenges

As Americans celebrated Independence Day this week, many of us here and abroad wilted in record-setting heatwaves. A warming planet is prompting people to take action to avert catastrophe. Myeloma patients and caregivers can be proactive in the face of their disease, as well, and celebrate the dramatic improvement of myeloma treatments.




How CRISPR Could Impact the Future of Myeloma Treatment

At the 2018 IMWG Summit in Stockholm, guest speaker Arun Wiita, MD, PhD, shared a vision of a futuristic approach to myeloma treatment in a talk entitled, “CRISPR in Myeloma: More Than Just Knockouts.” Dr. Wiita leads the Arun Wiita Lab at the University of California at San Francisco, which is focused on how changes in the level of proteome govern cellular phenotype, and how these proteomic changes can be targeted to achieve new therapeutic strategies. In this video, Dr. Wiita offers a simple explanation of CRISPR and explains how the exciting new technology might be used in the treatment of multiple myeloma.






10 Reasons to Join a Support Group
Laugh for Life Fundraiser

IMF support groups are groups held for patients, their families, and caregivers to learn about multiple myeloma, its treatments, and research from both peers and from experienced myeloma experts. Improving your understanding of multiple myeloma is the best way to communicate with doctors efficiently, find the best treatment plan for you, and achieve peace of mind. We encourage you to read this list on 10 Reasons to Join a Support Group.

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, comedians Tig Notaro, Nate Bargatze, and others will perform at 7:30 p.m. EST at the Saenger Theater (201 Forest St.) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as part of Laughs for Life. Proceeds from this event will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation’s research initiatives.





Register NOW for a Regional Community Workshop in Edina, Minnesota

The IMF will conduct a Regional Community Workshop in Edina, MN, on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts Craig Cole, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI); Martha Lacy, MD, Professor of Medicine (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN); and Teresa Miceli, RN, BSN, OCN (Mayo Clinic-College of Medicine, Rochester, MN).




2018 IMWG Conference Series,
“CAR T-cell Therapy”

In this video, IMF Chairman Brian G.M. Durie moderates a lively discussion about CAR T-cell therapy with Dr. Joseph Mikhael (IMF Chief Medical Officer) and Dr. Sagar Lonial (Emory University, Atlanta). This video is the third in a six-part series that focuses on making sense of multiple myeloma treatment.


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



BOSTON Trial Fact Sheet

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IMROZ Study

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IKEMA Study

New ixazomib Clinical Trials: Learn How to Participate

Join the conversation about myeloma on the Smart Patients Message Board

July 21, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Edina, MN

August 1, 2018
Laughs for Life
Hattiesburg, MS

August 24-25, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Los Angeles, CA

September 22, 2018
6th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Race/Walk
Oak Ridge Park Clark, NJ

September 22, 2018
A Mission for Matt
Mineola, NY

October 12-13, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Philadelphia, PA

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We Thank Our Sponsors:
Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Janssen Oncology, and Takeda Oncology
and individuals like you who supported the IMF this year

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