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May 21, 2015


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Myeloma Immune Therapy Emerges as a Key Theme at ASCO 2015


In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie reviews abstracts of the top myeloma studies to be presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “Immune therapy in myeloma will likely dominate the news,” writes Dr. Durie of the event, which begins May 29th in Chicago. Click HERE to read his blog.


The IMF's Concise Review Has Been Revised!


The IMF is pleased to announce that we’ve published an updated version of our Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options for myeloma patients! The Concise Review is an overview of myeloma, with a discussion of pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment options to help you better understand a diagnosis. The IMF serves myeloma patients and family members and provides a wide range of programs in the areas of research, education, support, and advocacy. To download the pdf, please click HERE.


The Tweets Have Been Tallied and We Want to Say Thanks!


Thank you to the many IMF social media followers who participated in the #DiscoverMyeloma campaign on Twitter, and of course, a big thanks to everyone at Takeda for their generous $30,000 donation! Takeda Oncology, a division of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, ran a social media fundraising and awareness drive in March during Myeloma Awareness month, pledging $5 to the IMF for every tweet sent using the hashtag #DiscoverMyeloma. Well, the Tweets have been counted and there were 6,000 tweets (!) spreading the word, facts and resources about the fight against myeloma! “We’re so grateful to all for their daily participation and help in driving further awareness about myeloma with the larger community,” said Robin Tuohy, Senior Director of Support Groups for the IMF.  “Now thanks to the combined efforts of each individual and the generosity of Takeda, the IMF has a wonderful donation to help us continue our mission to find a cure.”


Wedding Registry for Myeloma? One Couple Helps Crowdfund a Cure!


Slava Rubin and Alana Shultz are getting married on June 28. As they reflected on their future together, they couldn’t help but feel the significance of a loss from the past. Sadly Slava's father passed away from multiple myeloma when Slava was only 15. As a way to remember his father, Slava and Alana decided to use the tradition of a wedding registry as an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. So in lieu of a traditional wedding registry they've asked others to donate to the International Myeloma Foundation in honor of Slava’s father. See their crowdfunding campaign registry on Indiegogo and read their full story, HERE. Congratulations and best wishes, Alana and Slava!


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