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Myeloma Minute - May 22, 2005
05.22.05
WHAT'S NEWS

WHAT'S NEW IN RESEARCH

For more information, the Myeloma Matrix has a current list of all myeloma trials from pre-clinical to recently FDA approved. If you would like to browse trials currently open for enrollment, visit the Clinical Trials page of the IMF web site. Among the links, you will find EmergingMed, with whom the IMF has entered into a partnership to assist you in matching trials to your particular patient profile (i.e., stage of disease, previous treatment, how well you are able to carry out the activities of daily living, etc.) and by doing so, increase your chances of being eligible. You can also learn more about clinical trials by reviewing materials from the National Cancer Institute.


UPCOMING SEMINARS AND CLINICAL CONFERENCES

  • AL Amyloidosis Masterclass: Challenging Cases in Amyloid
    IMF (UK) was proud to hold its first Masterclass in Myeloma in London at the Royal College of Physicians in October of last year. This year they are pleased to announce the first masterclass of 2005 will be held 1st June at the Royal College and will focus on AL amyloidosis.

  • Chicago Patient & Family Seminar - June 10-11, 2005
    SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!
    If you live in the Chicago area and are a member of an area myeloma support group, we would like you to be our guest at the upcoming Chicago Patient & Family Seminar, June 10 - 11, 2005. If you are interested in taking advantage of this free registration, call the IMF at 800-452-CURE (800-452-2873). And if you are not yet a member of a myeloma support group, and would like to join one and take advantage of this opportunity, call Andy Lebkuecher, Director of Support Groups at 678-546-3045.

  • Los Angeles Patient & Family Seminar - June 24-25, 2005
    Los Angeles, Californ
    ia

See complete list of 2005 UPCOMING SEMINARS AND MEETINGS.


UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Third Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
September 27, 2005
Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is being honored for pioneering critical advances against multiple myeloma.
Boston, MA

See complete list of 2005 UPCOMING EVENTS.

Hot off the presses....the IMF has just published it's comprehensive "How-to-FUNdraise" guide.  If you're thinking about fundraising in your community, but don't know where to start, this guide will give you the "A to Z" of fundraising ideas, and other helpful suggestions.

  • Squares Are Going Fast!
    Don't miss your last opportunity to honor your loved one in our beautiful Quilt of Courage series. If you're interested in participating, please contact IMFer Harriet Bertsche via email at bertsche@optonline.net or (914) 478-4689 ...remember, they are almost gone!  It's a wonderful way to honor mom/dad/sister/brother/friend.

  • SHOP FOR THE IMF
    Many of the internet's most popular merchants--places you would patronize anyway--will donate a portion of your purchases to the IMF if you enter their sites using the links on our Shop For The IMF page or the special links below.

New Items! Multiple Myeloma Awareness Jewelry
IMFer Kristi Difford has added two necklaces and two sets of matching earrings to her line of beautiful custom jewelry to honor those who have joined the struggle against multiple myeloma.


See more exciting ways to help the IMF continue its important work in education, support and research.


ITEMS OF INTEREST


Help Us Help Others...
As a non-profit organization, the IMF is completely dependent on the support of our members. Tax-deductible donations in honor of a friend or family member make great gifts and are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. You can donate online or by calling the IMF at (800) 452-CURE. We sincerely thank you for your support.


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