Myeloma Minute: Tips for a Healthy Diet in 2017

Best Menu for a Healthy Diet in 2017? Real Food

Nutrition news is often confusing—and contradictory. How do you decide which foods to include in a healthy diet? In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie surveys the latest studies and offers some welcome guidance for the year ahead. “This is the time to take a conservative, safe, and authentic approach to eating,” he says. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.

Tell Congress to Save Our Health Care

The U.S. Congress has taken the first steps to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).The ACA has provided high-quality health care coverage to more than 22 million previously uninsured Americans. Vital to the myeloma community, the ACA provides coverage protections while prohibiting discrimination in health plans, banning pre-existing condition exclusions, removing annual and lifetime dollar limits for insurance coverage, prohibiting the revocation of coverage, and guaranteeing coverage acceptance and renewal. Many in the myeloma community and in other vulnerable populations rely on the ACA for continued access to health care for themselves and their families. For cancer patients and survivors everywhere, please join us in telling Congress that any repeal must have a replacement that ensures no gaps in coverage for cancer patients and survivors.


Dr. Saad Usmani Presents an Updated Analysis of the POLLUX Study

In this video, Dr. Saad Usmani provides an updated analysis of the POLLUX study, which compares the efficacy of lenalidomide, daratumumab, and dexamethasone (DRd) versus lenalidomide and dexamethasone in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma patients with 1 to 3 prior lines of therapy. Dr. Usmani points out that thus far, the responses with DRd were potent and effective in early relapsed myeloma, and that the treatment benefit of DRd is maintained across all relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma subgroups.


Listen to the Replay: Best of ASH 2016 Teleconference

Listen to the replay of the Best of ASH 2016 Teleconference: What Patients & Caregivers Need to Know. Dr. Brian G.M. Durie comments on key takeaways from the annual conference and explains how this new and important information relates to myeloma patients, caregivers, and other members of the myeloma community. Audio replay and slides available HERE.


Myrtle Beach Multiple Myeloma Support Group and Janet Kerrigan Foundation Host a Fundraiser

The Myrtle Beach Multiple Myeloma Support Group and the Janet Kerrigan Foundation will host a fundraiser on March 31, 2017 from 4 PM ET–9 PM ET at Liberty Brewery & Steakhouse at Broadway at the Beach (1321 Celebrity Circle) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Tickets are only $10 per person. The evening includes a live band, food, raffles, prizes, and a $1 ribbon campaign. To learn more, click HERE.



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