We Could Not Have Done It Without You!

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| INSPIRATION | Myeloma Action Month

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Myeloma Action Month Is a Success

The success of this year’s Myeloma Action Month focusing on individuals like YOU - Myeloma Warriors - is immeasurable. Many Myeloma Warriors created video blogs, changed their Facebook profile pictures to include a Myeloma Warrior frame, tweeted with the hashtag #myelomawarrior; and overall, raised the visibility of the myeloma community. The reach of these Myeloma Warriors was felt globally, and we thank international myeloma organizations for participating, including those in Latin America, France, Belgium, Nigeria, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Armenia, Canada, India, the Nordic nations, and more!

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| EMPOWERMENT | Fundraiser

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| EDUCATION | Event

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10 to Win the Fight

RCW in Nashville, TN

The Southeastern Virginia (SEVA) Myeloma Networking Group has organized an IMF Fundraiser as part of Myeloma Action Month. The members of the SEVA Networking Group ask you to share this request with your family, friends, and neighbors to join the “10 to Win” challenge. If 10 people donate just $10 and challenge their family and friends to do the same, there’s no limit to how much can be raised! Please join this challenge to help the IMF fund research for a cure.

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop in Nashville on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Here’s your chance to learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts Ed Libby, MD (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle), Craig Cole, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI), and Kevin Brigle, PhD, NP (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA).

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| ADVOCACY | Alert

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9/11 Toxic Exposure Not Forgotten

In a recent blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie noted concerns by legislators about proposed changes in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Health Program). To help patients understand how this important program might help them, the Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group will host a special meeting May 9, at 7:00 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn. Attorney Karen Soren will discuss compensation awards and insurance coverage.

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| ADVOCACY | Funding

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Research Funding Available

Thanks to the efforts of the IMF Advocacy Team, multiple myeloma and all blood cancers will be returned to the list of service-connected diseases able to apply for research funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) under the Department of Defense. CDMRP contains Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs (PRMRP) and a smaller subset for Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Programs (PRCRP).
Learn about the requirements and instructions on how to apply for these grants. While deadlines are not listed on this website, we urge myeloma researchers to move quickly. The IMF advocacy team has spoken with experts familiar with this application process who have stated pre-applications have historically had due dates early as the first week of May.

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| EDUCATION | CME Courses

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Ask Dr. Durie: Doctors’ Edition Now Available for CME Credit

Now available from Medscape are CME courses for healthcare professionals authored by the following myeloma experts: Drs. Brian G.M. Durie, Shaji Kumar, Thomas Martin, Joseph Mikhael, and Saad Usmani. This special edition of the “Ask Dr. Durie” series has been created for doctors and covers “Proteasome Inhibitors in Multiple Myeloma.” Participants must complete all sections of these activities to receive credit.

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| #ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series

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CLINICAL TRIALS

EVENTS

BOSTON Trial Fact Sheet

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IMROZ Study

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IKEMA Study

New ixazomib Clinical Trials: Learn How to Participate

Join the conversation about myeloma on the Smart Patients Message Board

April 8, 2018
Julianne’s Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon
San Francisco, CA

April 21, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Nashville, TN

April 28, 2018
Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run
Philadelphia, PA

May 5-6, 2018
Miracles Happen When Pigs Fly!
Cincinnati, OH

May 12, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Seattle, WA

 

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We Thank Our Sponsors:
Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Janssen Oncology, and Takeda Oncology
and individuals like you who supported the IMF this year

Research Funding Available