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January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

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This week's question:
"If myeloma is CD 38 positive, shouldn't Anti-CD 38 antibodies work for all patients?"


February 28-March 1, 2014
Patient & Family Seminar
Boca Raton, Florida

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Regional Community Workshop
Portland, Oregon

Does Aspirin Prevent Myeloma?

Regular, long-term aspirin use was associated with a decreased risk for multiple myeloma, according to results of a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. "This finding fits in with a lot of the research which shows that inflammation leads to oxidation that causes genetic damage," notes Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, MD, Chairman of the International Myeloma Foundation, in his blog this week. READ HERE


Top News from ASH and Black Swan Research Initiative Highlighted in IMF's Myeloma Today

The latest edition of the IMF's quarterly journal Myeloma Today is online, and filled with insightful articles reporting news from the global myeloma community. Case in point: IMF Hotline Team member Debbie Birns's incisive and accessible overview of the most important research news presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH); IMF Co-Founder Susie Novis on why the Black Swan Research Initiative® is a natural outgrowth of the IMF; and an enchanting photo spread on our 7th Annual Comedy Celebration benefitting the Peter Boyle Research Fund. READ MYELOMA TODAY


Former School Teacher @MyelomaTeacher Shares Her Enthusiasm and Philosophy

What most excited myeloma patient advocate Cindy Chmielewski (aka "@MyelomaTeacher" on Twitter) while attending the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in December? "I'm hearing the word cure for the first time," she says in a video interview with the website Patient Power. "I'm not a scientist, but the passion I'm hearing from the scientists here is wonderful," says Cindy, whose ASH attendance was sponsored by the IMF. Cindy keeps her 1,500 Twitter followers updated on myeloma research news and her own daily life experiences. "I am in active treatment, but with the new therapies, I go on with my life. I feel very positive because what I'm using now is going to keep me alive to use the next best drug!" WATCH CINDY'S INTERVIEW


Dance the Night Away

Enjoy dancing, live music and a raffle at "Dance for a Cure," a member fundraiser benefitting the IMF in honor of Evelyne Siegfried. Put on your dancing shoes and escape the cold at this event on February 22nd in Long Beach, New York. Learn more HERE

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