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December 10, 2015​Generous Donations Help Fund 2016 Brian D. Novis Research GrantsThe…
February 10, 2015
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October 20, 2016​​IMF Comedy Celebration Showcases a Celebrity Cast and Adds Masterclass to AuctionTickets are…
October 20, 2016
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On August 23, GlaxoSmithKlineannouncedpositive headline results for the DREAMM-2 randomized trial with two doses of GSK2857916 (belantamab…
August 29, 2019
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The Importance of Knowing the Potential Outcome: Role for the new International Prognostic Index (IPI)…
April 30, 2002
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myeloma-patient-doctor-visit.jpg'/>myeloma.org/blog/being-new-patient-time-covid-19' />May 6, 2021During numerous virtual support group meetings, it has become obvious to me that newly diagnosed myeloma patients face many challenges during this…
May 06, 2021
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This may sound like a skit from"Saturday Night Live,"but unfortunately, the connection is real.  The first thing to emphasize is that, although it is real, further investigation is required before cookies are added to the "do not eat" list. AcrylamideThe…
July 17, 2012
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We are seeing exciting research lately that has serious implications for myeloma.An easy blood test to catch cancer early was featured recently in the prestigious journalScience.…
January 26, 2018
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July 23, 2020On Tuesday, July 21, there were no deaths from COVID-19 in Lombardy, Italy, the European epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Five months after the first death on February 22, there has been a dramatic turnaround in Lombardy, and day-to-day life is returning…
July 23, 2020
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December 3, 2020Now is a very difficult time for everyone. There were 3,157 COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday, an all-time high for the pandemic,according to CNN, and an increase of…
December 03, 2020
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At this time of year, I am normally on vacation. Because of the pandemic I, like so many others, have not had a vacation for over a year. So, I decided to take a simulated vacation and create a more joyous environment filled with tranquility, music and articles/books not about COVID-19.…
March 25, 2021
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myeloma patients check their COVID-19 antibody levels post vaccination? '/>myeloma-patient-covid-19-antibodies-banner.jpg'/>myeloma-patients-check-their-covid-19-antibody-levels-post' />How Can Testing for COVID-19 Antibodies Help Myeloma Patients Stay Safe?…
April 20, 2021
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As the Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI-- the IMF's innovative approach to finding a cure for myeloma --moves forward since its official launch in March, more and more myeloma researchers are contributing to the framework that is necessary to reach the project's key objectives. In recent…
July 10, 2013
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The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI) is moving into high gear in the new year. Building on remarkable progress made by the BSRI team during the last months of 2013, our game-…
January 08, 2014
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Published on February 20, 2020I have written a lot aboutresilienceand the importance of it for myeloma patients. The“Wall of Resilience,”a moving photo exhibit curated by Sue Dunnett, Senior Lecturer at the…
February 20, 2020
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Published on March 19, 2020As the storm of COVID-19 infections spreads across the U.S., it is important to seek sources of resilience and hope. The recent appearance of a double rainbow in Los Angeles inspired the realization that all storms will pass and there is hope at…
March 19, 2020
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Everyone is anxious to get back to some type of normal after weeks of staying home. However, we need to track closely what is happening in our part of the country and recognize the numbers and procedures the experts will rely on to guide the reopening of day-to-day life. Returning to…
April 16, 2020
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myeloma patients know about the COVID-19 variants?'/>What myeloma patients can do to de-stress and nurture resilience. Continuing his COVID-19 FAQ, myeloma expert Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the importance of staying connected and boosting resilience…
April 07, 2021
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What can myeloma patients do to strengthen their immune system?In this episode, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the best diet and lifestyle habits for myeloma patients to help boost their immune system.The BOTTOM LINE:Choose whole foods with a focus on a…
June 02, 2021
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Donate Your EventAre you hosting an event to celebrate a milestone occasion – birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, baby or wedding shower? Let the IMF be part of your celebration, by adding a public awareness and fundraising for research element to it. Once we hear…
August 28, 2018
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your Immune System: A Nutrition Approach'/>your-immune-system-nutrition-approach' />A Virtual Webinar on How to Optimize and Protect Your Immune System Using a Nutrition Based ApproachWatch this webinar to understand how a healthy diet can help
May 06, 2021
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Myeloma'/>myeloma'/>myeloma' />How the Immune System Can Be Used To Fight MyelomaIMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael discusses how the immune system can be used to fight multiple myeloma.In particular, he explains that BCMA is…
April 13, 2021
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What the FDA-Approved Drug Pepaxto Means for Myeloma PatientsIn this episode, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the newly FDA-approved drug Pepaxto, and in what setting it can be used for patients with multiple myeloma.The BOTTOM LINE: Pepaxto (melphalan…
March 10, 2021
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can it benefit myeloma patients? '/>can-it-benefit-myeloma-patients' />What Is Ide-Cel? In this episode, myeloma expert Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses ide-cel treatment and how it can be used in treating patients with multiple myeloma. The…
March 24, 2021
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How Myeloma Patients Can Communicate Better With Their Healthcare TeamAmy Pierre, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses how to use the Myeloma Treatment Discussion tool developed by the NLB and IMF to create better communication between you and you…
March 20, 2021
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Are four-drug combinations more effective when treating myeloma? In this episode, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses if quadruplet regimens can benefit myeloma patients.The BOTTOM LINE: Initial results from the GRIFFIN and ASCENT trials show improved…
January 06, 2021
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Your Resilience During Challenging Times'/>your-resilience-during-challenging-times' />A Virtual Webinar on How Myeloma Patients Can Build Resilience During the COVID-19 PandemicA Coaching Approach to Building Personal Resilience.In this special virtual…
February 25, 2021
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myeloma.org/videos/vaccine-variants-latest-covid-19-safety-guidance' />(click on the image above to view the video)Virtual Myeloma Webinar For Patients and Caregivers Multiple Myeloma Experts…
March 13, 2021
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Youtube-Banner.jpg'/>Can myeloma patients with a low COVID-19 antibody response get a booster shot?In this episode, myeloma expert Dr. Brian G.M. Durie shares that third COVID-19 booster shots are available to myeloma patients.The BOTTOM LINE:It is…
August 18, 2021
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Do You Know Myeloma?This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the IMF’s goal is to reach people who may not have heard of myeloma and raise awareness of the disease. We invite you to educate those…
August 09, 2021
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Caregivers need care too.As a caregiver, it is easy to be overwhelmed by caring for a loved one. An important point to remember is that you, as a caregiver, are also a survivor because you, too, are surviving the challenges, responsibilities, and life-changing effects of…
September 04, 2018
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What Did We Accomplish?The Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) summit had three main issue items that required definitive next steps.Global AwarenessDuring day one of the summit, members were divided into three small groups and each given a different topic focused on…
September 04, 2018
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February 11, 2019
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What Is a Myeloma Warrior?According to IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, “Myeloma warriors are patients who seek out the best for themselves while also helping others.” Dr. Durie recognizes that not all patients may be in the condition to reach others. In this case…
August 21, 2019
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Review this FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about multiple myeloma cancer and the International Myeloma Foundation.What is multiple myeloma?How common is myeloma?…
September 04, 2018
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What is the current COVID-19 rate of infection within the myeloma community?In this episode, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the level of COVID-19 infections within the myeloma community and if patients can safely visit the clinic to receive treatment.The BOTTOM LINE:…
May 19, 2021
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Youtube-Banner.jpg'/>What to do when a patient's smoldering myeloma is borderline high-risk?In this episode, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses when smoldering myeloma patients should begin treatment and how to know if you are at high risk of progressing to active myeloma.…
June 15, 2021
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Darzalex Faspro Is the Subcutaneous Version of the Drug DarzalexHow Darzalex Faspro can improve the quality of life for patients living with multiple myeloma.In this video, Dr. Joseph Mikhael (IMF Chief Medical Officer) and Kimberly Noonan, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®…
May 05, 2021
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against the Delta variant? '/>against-delta-variant' />Multiple myeloma patients and the COVID-19 Delta variantIn This COVID-19 FAQ episode, myeloma expert Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses how myeloma patients can best protect themselves against the Delta variant.…
July 14, 2021
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Multiple myeloma tests are diverse and complex. Tests are used throughout the course of your disease — for initial diagnosis, discovering the type of myeloma you have, staging the disease, and for monitoring your response to treatment.What Can Tests Tell…
September 04, 2018
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Multiple Myeloma DiagnosisYou are not alone. The IMF is here to help you from diagnosis to long-term survival. In this section, you will learn more about the first steps you can take if you have a new multiple myeloma diagnosis.…
August 27, 2018
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What Is Active Myeloma?In most cases, active multiple myeloma is least complicated biologically and is easiest to treat early in the disease course. The amount of monoclonal protein (M-protein) secreted by myeloma cells is lowest when the disease is still asymptomatic, in the MGUS…
September 04, 2018
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What Is Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (or Bone Marrow Transplant)?The standard of care for fit multiple myeloma patients is to receive high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) with autologous stem cell rescue — otherwise known as autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) — after completion of…
September 04, 2018
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Call us. We’re here for you.The InfoLine is the IMF's multiple myeloma cancer information line.  COVID-19 AdvisoryWith a focus on the health and well-being of our staff given the growing concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the IMF’s…
September 04, 2018
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youtube.jpg'/>Should immunocompromised individuals continue to wear masks?In this episode, myeloma expert Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses how immunocompromised individuals including myeloma patients can continue to protect themselves during the delta surge.The…
August 25, 2021
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As a multiple myeloma patient, you need support to alleviate the physical and emotional impact of living with this illness. The IMF encourages early use of supportive care measures, which are just as important as initiating therapy. This section covers care guidelines for managing…
September 04, 2018
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Multiple Myeloma and African Americans – The NumbersTHE FACTS:Multiple myeloma only accounts for 2% of all cancersBUT is the most common blood cancer in African Americans1. …
May 28, 2019
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In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the use of virus trials in the treatment of multiple myeloma.BOTTOM LINE:The virus trials are generating excitement. Contact the IMF to learn more.If you have a question that you’d like to…
July 05, 2016
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 In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains why kappa and lambda levels typically decrease for myeloma patients…
February 09, 2017
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 In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains the importance of eating real food as opposed to eating too…
February 16, 2017
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 ​In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explores the complications that can occur during the MGUS and…
March 16, 2017

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