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September 10,2001 Myeloma Minute
Myeloma Today August 2001 Issue Available In HTML or PDF Format
IMF Upcoming Events:

September 21-22, 2001 Atlanta Patient & Family Seminar

October 12-13, 2001 Stamford Patient & Family Seminar

October 20, 2001 11th Anniversary Ribbon of Hope Gala

Myeloma in the News:

Tuesday September 4, 8:36 am Eastern Time
Genta drug gets increased orphan status

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Useful Information:

Chart on State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Beginning in the mid 1970s states have been establishing and expanding programs that assist the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill to purchase and acquire pharmaceuticals. This chart provides information on state pharmaceutical assistance programs for these populations.

Clinical Trials:

Phase I Study of SU006668 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
(Summary Last Modified 09/2001)

Phase I/II Study of Induction Chemotherapy Followed By Autologous Tumor Cell Vaccine and Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Chemotherapy Naive Multiple Myeloma
(Summary Last Modified 09/2001)

For additional information about clinical trials, or to search for additional trials, please visit our clinical trials page.

Research Updates:

Adjuvant bisphosphonate therapy: The future.

Purging of Autologous Peripheral-Blood Stem Cells Using CD34 Selection Does Not Improve Overall or Progression-Free Survival After High-Dose Chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.

Analysis of FGFR3 gene mutations in multiple myeloma patients with t(4;14).

For additional information on myeloma research, including list of research projects made possible thanks to members' support of the IMF's Brian D. Novis Research Grant Program, please visit our research page.

Don't Forget!

Help design the IMF's first-ever holiday greeting cards! We're looking for youth artists to submit holiday artwork. The deadline for art submission is Monday, September 24th.

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