Myeloma Today Summer 2012 Volume 9 Issue 2

Dear Reader

  • Like Living with a Bad Neighbor
Scientific & Clinical
  • "Report from ASCO 2012: New Results in Frontline and at Relapse" by Dr. Brian Durie]
Supportive Care
  • IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Question and Introduce The 10 Steps to Better Care™- "I was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a disease I had never even heard of. Now I feel like there is so much new information to absorb and process that I don’t even know where or how to begin. What’s a 'newbie' like me to do?"
  • "10 Steps to Seeking a Second Opinion" by Dr. Brian Durie
News & Notes
  • Just released: the IMF iPad App
  • IMF Board Member Receives 2012 ASCO Humanitarian Award
  • IMF Nurse Leadership Board Members Honored
  • Take Action Against Myeloma Weekend

Nurse Leadership Board

  • "The Patient’s Journey Through Survivorship" IMF’s Nurse Leadership Board presents ONS Satellite Symposium

Education and Awareness

  • Spotlight on Advocacy
  • "How a Bill Becomes a Law" by Arin Assero, Director of Advocacy
  • Capitol Hill Bulletin
  • How to contact the IMF Advocacy Team

International Affiliates

  • Updates from Around the Globe
  • "Shanghai Revisited: An Environment of Hope" by Dr. Brian Durie
  • "The IMF Team Returns to China" by Dan Navid, Senior Vice President, Asia

Support Groups

  • You are never alone in your battle against myeloma
  • Richmond, Kentucky
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

The IMF Welcomes New Support Groups

  • San Fernando Valley MM Support Group (near Los Angeles, California)
  • Chesapeake (Maryland) MM Network
  • Toledo Area (Ohio) MM Support Group
  • Kingwood Area (Texas) MM Support Group

Patient & Caregiver Experience

  • "A Zebra Among Horses" by Jim Omel, MD
  • "Myeloma Caregiver Wife" by Kim McLaughlin

Member Events

  •  IMFers Raise Funds to Benefit Myeloma Community
  • The Meier/Grammel Family Run
  • MYELOMA 200 – Closer To A Cure

Staff Updates

  • Anne Pacowta, Regional Director, Support Groups
  • Janice Marie Estrada, Auction and Development Associate

2012 IMF Calendar of Events
Letters to the IMF

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