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October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013

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Understanding the Body's Immune Defenses Against Myeloma

A recent article in the New York Times draws attention to how cancers survive and evade the immune system and highlights a new book, "The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease." The key point for myeloma research is that inactivation of T-lymphocyte cells and natural killer cells—which should be killing myeloma cells—occurs through a mechanism called the PD-1/PD-L1 system. In Dr. Brian Durie's blog this week, he examines what this means for myeloma patients. READ MORE



IMF's Myeloma ACTION Team Members Meet Congressional Legislators Across the US

This summer, members of the Myeloma ACTION Team challenged themselves to meet with 20 federal legislators to ask for support of H.R. 1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. Halfway to our goal, we wanted to share with you our progress in California, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin in our continuing report, which we call: AS THE BILL TURNS.



Living Well with Myeloma: Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The IMF's popular Living Well with Myeloma teleconference series returns in November with a discussion of complementary and alternative medicine for myeloma patients. IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C , of the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will lead the discussion and Q&A. REGISTER NOW to listen to the free teleconference on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT



Tee Up to Support the IMF
Calling all golfers (and shoppers)! The fourth annual Wayne Hamby Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 26th in Bluffton, South Carolina. The event will include a golf tournament, raffle, and silent auction. The tournament's organizers are hoping to exceed last year's participation of over 100 golfers. All are welcome and proceeds will benefit the IMF. LEARN MORE



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