Myeloma Minute: A Whirlwind of Research News


From Cuba to Seattle to Parrots: A Busy Week in Science News!

In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie takes readers on a fast tour of the latest cancer research news: Might a lung cancer vaccine from Cuba help treat myeloma? Is CART-cell therapy a “cancer moonshot”? And can parrots—who are apparently Einsteins at sorting out combinations and sequences—shed light on questions beyond which fat seed is most delicious? Plus, a round-up of the week’s top research papers. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.


Have questions about the newest treatments for myeloma? Find answers in today's free "Living Well with Myeloma" teleconference

Tune in today as Dr. Brian Durie, Dr. Rafat Abonour, and Dr. Vincent Kumar tackle the issues that are most important to you in 2016, including guidance about the many options available for treatment of relapsed/refractory disease. They’ll be answering questions from patients, so don’t miss this opportunity to dial in. The IMF’s “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference begins today at 4 PM PT /7 PM ET. To access dial-in instructions, conference ID#, and a link to slides, click HERE.


The IMF Advocacy Team Launches New Facebook Pages

The IMF Advocacy Team has launched a new Facebook page and is debuting pages for the coalitions, PEAC and SPEAC. On these pages, you will be updated on the latest legislation and policies the IMF Advocacy team is tracking. You’ll also receive updates on the fight to finish getting oral parity passed in the remaing states and at the federal levels. To access the IMF Advocacy page, click HERE. Give it a LIKE and spread the word. Also connect to PEAC HERE and to SPEAC HERE.


IMF Board Member and Patient Advocate Extraordinaire Michael S. Katz Honored as a "Hero"

IMF Board Member Jason Katz accepted an honor bestowed on his late father, Mike Katz, on Friday by Cure magazine. The “Multiple Myeloma Hero” award recognized Mike’s outstanding work with researchers to change treatment and with patients to improve the quality of their lives. “I wish my hero was here tonight to accept this award,” Jason said. “He lived for his family and he lived for patients. It was a patient at a seminar that gave him hope, and he needed to pay that back. I think doing that gave him some extra duration to his life, so I’m especially grateful that this came from a patient. That’s what really matters.”

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