Myeloma Minute: Toxins and Cancer


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


Knowledge Is Power: A Guide to Chemicals That Could Be Toxic to Your Health

As researchers increasingly find evidence linking toxic chemicals to cancer, environmental regulations that protect us from those chemicals are weakening. IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie spells out the dangers that lurk in food and water to better equip you to be your own health advocate.


| EMPOWERMENT | Fundraiser




10th Annual Miles for Myeloma
RCW in Nashville, TN

The 2018 Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. ET at the Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum (43 Concourse Dr.) in Philadelphia. Help the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group reach their goal of $100,000 by registering or donating today. All proceeds will benefit the IMF’s research initiatives and patient support programs.

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop in Nashville on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Here’s your chance to learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts Ed Libby, MD (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle), Craig Cole, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI), R. Frank Cornell, MD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) and Kevin Brigle, PhD, NP (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA).



| ADVOCACY | Alert


9/11 Toxic Exposure Not Forgotten

In a recent blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie noted concerns by legislators about proposed changes in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Health Program). To help patients understand how this important program might help them, the Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group will host a special meeting on May 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn.




Ask Dr. Durie: Doctors’ Edition Now Available for CME Credit

Now available from Medscape are CME courses for healthcare professionals authored by the following myeloma experts: Drs. Brian G.M. Durie, Shaji Kumar, Thomas Martin, Joseph Mikhael, and Saad Usmani. This special edition of the “Ask Dr. Durie” series has been created for doctors and covers “Proteasome Inhibitors in Multiple Myeloma.” Participants must complete all sections of these activities to receive credit.


| #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

April 8, 2018
Julianne’s Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon
San Francisco, CA

April 21, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Nashville, TN

April 28, 2018
Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run
Philadelphia, PA

May 5-6, 2018
Miracles Happen When Pigs Fly!
Cincinnati, OH

May 12, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Seattle, WA


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