Myeloma Today Winter 2012/2013 Volume 9 Issue 4

Dear Reader

  • A Message from the President
  • Special Event
  • Donor Appreciation Event


Scientific & Clinical

  • "Proteasome Inhibitors in Clinical Trials [Kyprolis + Dex vs Velcade +Dex]" -Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Robert Z. Orlowski
  • Promising results increase chances of early pomalidomide approval
  • Should myeloma patients get a flu shot? If so, which one?
  • IMWG researcher shows that FISH data enhance the value of ISS staging
  • MGUS research update
  • Velcade SQ approved for myeloma in the European Union
  • "Proteasome Inhibitors in Clinical Trials [MLN9708]" - Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Sagar Lonial

Supportive Care:

  • IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Questions - "Is there a recommended diet for cancer patients?"

Nurse Leadership Board

  • "Strategies for Pain Management in Myeloma" by Sandra Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C
  • NLB member Joseph Tariman, PhD, recognized as 2012 Nurse of the Year

Education and Awareness: Spotlight on Advocacy

  • Upcoming Teleconference: "A Cancer Patient’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)"
  • "Update on ACA Implementation: What’s New and What’s Next?" by Johanna Gray
  • "Missouri Advocates Shine Through Postcards for Parity" by Aimee Martin
  • "The Healthcare Landscape in the Aftermath of the 2012 Elections"
  • The IMF Advocacy Voice: Get Fired Up! Raise Your Voice! Get Out There and Take Action!
  • How to contact the IMF Advocacy Team

International Affiliates

  • Updates from Around the Globe
  • Report from Turkey by Nadia Elkebir
  • Report from Korea by Lisa Paik and Arin Assero

Patient & Caregiver Experience:

  • Myeloma Today in conversation with Steven Miro

Member Events

  • A Tribute to Dominik Zuchowicz
  • Glenda Hinson Memorial Fund
  • Premier Designs Jewelry Show
  • Mail for the Cure
  • The Great Cell Phone Drive
  • Vehicle Donation

IMF Staff Updates

  • Nadia Elkebir named Director Southern Europe & the Middle East
  • Nancy Bruno named Southeast Regional Director, Support Groups
  • Sue Enright named Midwest Regional Director, Support Groups
  • Andy Lebkuecher retires as Regional Co-Director, Support Groups Southeast

2013 IMF Calendar of Events
Letters to the IMF

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