Myeloma Today Winter 2010 Volume 8 Issue 5

Dear Reader

  • A Message from the President

Scientific & Clinical

  • The Current Role of Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Cristina Gasparetto
  • Bone Disease in Multiple Myeloma: Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Matthew T. Drake
  • Clinical Trials in Multiple Myeloma: Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Joseph Mikhae

News and Notes

  • ASH/ASCO clinical practice guideline on the use of ESAs has been updated
  • MGUS follow-up and early diagnosis and prevention of myeloma-related concerns
  • Phase 3 Vista studys results highlight CR on an important treatment goal
  • ASH 2010 Myeloma Highlights for Patients 

Nurse Leadership Board

  • Report from NLB VI, the sixth meeting of the full membership of the Nurse Leadership Board, and the fourth anniversary of the Board's inaugural meeting in November 2006.

Supportive Care

  • Hope, Stress, Myeloma and the Holidays: Myeloma Today in conversation with Greg Pacini, MS, LPC, CGP
  • IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Questions: "I have read several articles about vitamin D supplementation. As a multiple myeloma patient, I am curious if vitamin D deficiency plays a role in myeloma?"

International Affiliates

  • Myeloma Initiatives in Japan
  • IMF-Japan annual seminar in Toyama
  • IMF co-sponsored activities in Germany

Education and Awareness

  • Wrap up of IMF advocacy priorities
  • September designated as Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • President signs Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act
  • Health insurance reform signed into law
  • The IMF honored in the congressional record
  • Final FY 2011 cancer funding on hold until after 2010 elections
  • Introducing the all NEW A.C.E. training program!

Patient & Caregiver Experience

  • "A Wonderful Success Story...8 Years and Counting" by Robert Reeves

Member Events

  • A Celebration of Life at Kasbah
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Casual Week at Blue Shield
  • Casual Day in LA
  • Upcoming Member Events
  • Cell Phones for a Cure

Support Groups

  •  People Helping People
  • The Delaware & Neighboring Maryland Multiple Myeloma Support & Networking Group

Letters to the IMF

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