Myeloma Today Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Volume 8 Issue 1

Dear Reader: As 2009 draws to a close, the first question is "WHERE DID IT GO?!"

Scientific & Clinical: Studies Presented at ASH 2009 May Offer New Approaches to Treating Myeloma
Spotlight on Advocacy: ASH 2009 - IMF Advocacy Booth
Patient & Caregiver Experience: ASH 2009 - A Patient's Perspective by Jack Aiello
Scientific & Clinical: 2010 IMF Research Grant Recipients Announced
Scientific & Clinical: The Role of Freelite™ and Hevylite™ Serum Assays in Myeloma
News & Notes:

  • AOSW Survey Shows Cancer Costs Negatively Impact Focus on Recovery
  • Possible Genetic Link Between Environmental Toxins and Myeloma
  • The Importance of Bone Marrow Examination in Determining Complete Response
  • Novel Proteasome Inhibitor Shows Promise
  • CancerCare Launches "Door to Door" initiative
  • AMEN Scientific Advisor is Co-recipient of a 2009 Nobel Prize
  • RSS Feed Now Available from NCI

Education and Awareness: Spotlight on Advocacy: IMF Launches Major New Advocacy Initiative
Supportive Care: IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Questions:
"I have heard that many myeloma patients have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. What is it? Why does it occur in myeloma patients? Is it treatable?"
Nurse Leadership Board: NLB Reports on Survivorship Care Plan Progress
Support Groups: People Helping People

  • Report from the 10th Annual IMF Support Group Leaders Retreat
  • Myeloma Canada Hosts Successful Conference
  • New Ohio Support Group Off to a Solid Start
  • NEW Support Groups Invite YOU to Join Them

International Affiliates: Updates from Around the Globe

  • Florence, Italy
  • Torino, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Dr. Kyle Participates in German Meetings

Member Events: IMFers Raise Funds to Benefit Myeloma Community

  • Carolyn Czerkies Charity Golf Outing
  • Julie Smudz 5K Fun Run & Family Walk
  • Jonesboro Days
  • Friends Of Richie III

Patient & Caregiver Experience: Looking Forward, Looking Back; An Artist Recalls his Stem Cell Transplant by RL Schrag
Special Gala Report - IMF 3rd Annual Comedy Celebration
2010 IMF Calendar of Events
Letters to the IMF

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