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WHAT'S NEW IN RESEARCH
- Atiprimod Blocks STAT3 Phosphorylation and Induces Apoptosis in Multiple Myeloma Cells
Amit-Vazina M, Shishodia S, Harris D, Van Q, Wang M, Weber D, Alexanian R, Talpaz M, Aggarwal BB, Estrov Z.
Br J Cancer. 2005 Jul 11;93(1):70-80.
A neurotrophin axis in myeloma: TrkB and BDNF promote tumor-cell survival.
Roger N. Pearse, Steven L. Swendeman, Ying Li, Dahlia Rafii, and Barbara L. Hempstead
Blood, 1 June 2005, Vol. 105, No. 11, pp. 4429-4436.
A clinically relevant mouse model of human multiple myeloma?
Soldano Ferrone, and Giuseppe Sconocchia
Blood 2005;106 388-389
New aspects of myeloma management
Blood 2005;106 395
The FA/BRCA pathway is involved in melphalan-induced DNA interstrand cross-link repair and accounts for melphalan resistance in multiple myeloma cells
Qing Chen, Pieter C. Van der Sluis, David Boulware, Lori A. Hazlehurst, and William S. Dalton
Blood 2005;106 698-705
SDX-101, the R-enantiomer of etodolac, induces cytotoxicity, overcomes drug resistance, and enhances the activity of dexamethasone in multiple myeloma
Hiroshi Yasui, Teru Hideshima, Makoto Hamasaki, Aldo M. Roccaro, Norihiko Shiraishi, Shaji Kumar, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Kenji Ishitsuka, Noopur Raje, Yu-Tzu Tai, Klaus Podar, Dharminder Chauhan, Lorenzo M. Leoni, Sarath Kanekal, Gary Elliott, Nikhil C. Munshi, and Kenneth C. Anderson
Blood 2005;106 706-712
A clinically relevant SCID-hu in vivo model of human multiple myeloma
Pierfrancesco Tassone, Paola Neri, Daniel R. Carrasco, Renate Burger, Victor S. Goldmacher, Robert Fram, Vidit Munshi, Masood A. Shammas, Laurence Catley, Gary S. Jacob, Salvatore Venuta, Kenneth C. Anderson, and Nikhil C. Munshi
Blood 2005;106 713-716
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
See complete list of 2005 UPCOMING SEMINARS AND MEETINGS.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES
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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.
The IMF has secured a room block at Hotel Commonwealth for the evenings of September 26 and 27, 2005. Hotel Commonwealth is within walking distance of The Harvard Club. If you would like to take advantage of the special rate, when booking please say you are part of the IMF room block. For reservations, call 866-784-4000 and rooms are on a first come first serve basis.
| ||The IMF is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Gala Hollywood style with Lights, Camera, Action, Cure! on November 12th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, home of the Golden Globes. If you are interested in being involved with this year's planning committee, we would love to hear from you. Contact Candace McDonald, Associate Director of Development at email@example.com or call at 800-452-2873 x 222. |
See complete list of 2005 UPCOMING EVENTS.
SHOP FOR THE IMF
The Unknown Patient wants to make sure that the following is not Unknown to our Myeloma Minute subscribers. You can shop at leading internet retailers (e-tailers) like Amazon.com, and they will donate a portion of your purchase to the IMF. To do this, you access their site via special URLs we have set up. For Amazon, it's http://amazon.myeloma.org instead of amazon.com. It will take you to the same place, but any purchase you make during that visit will be credited to the IMF.
Here are a few hot titles you may be interested in:
Visit our Shop for the IMF page at http://shop.myeloma.org for express links to other popular etailers who will donate a portion of your purchase to the IMF.
Imagine Moving Forward is the theme of the IMF's new myeloma bracelet. Wear one in honor, celebration, or in memory of a loved one, and when people ask you what it's for, it's a perfect opportunity to spread the word about multiple myeloma. They're only $1 each in sets of 10, so you can order one for everyone in your family. You can order them on the web. For more info or questions, contact Suzanne Battaglia at (800) 452-2873, ext. 227, or SBattaglia@myeloma.org. (For a more personalized tribute in jewelry, check out IMFer Kristi Difford's beautiful handmade jewelry 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 bracelets to honor those who have joined the struggle against multiple myeloma.
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.
See more exciting ways to help the IMF continue its important work in education, support and research.
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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.