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May 28, 2015
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Lifting the Veil of Hype Surrounding the Promise of Genomics


 

Has the promise of genetic research been overhyped? In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie looks at this question, posed in a recent article by science writer David Dobbs. Years of disappointing genomic research has largely failed to halt the progression of most diseases. “We need a balance of caution and understanding before signing over all hope to big genomics,” writes Dr. Durie.  To read blog click HERE.

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Tune in to IMF Medicare Advantage Webinar on June 3

Please join IMF Advocacy team members on June 3, 2015 at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET as we host an important webinar entitled "Medicare Advantage: An Overview." During this 60-minute webinar, Dr. Gretchen Jacobson of the Kaiser Family Foundation will present vital information about Medicare Advantage plans, and more specifically, explain the ways in which Advantage plans’ coverage differ from more traditional Medicare plans. If you or your family is interested in learning which types of coverage are best for you, don’t miss this webinar! To register, please click here.

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Learn Important 2015 Myeloma Updates on Living Well Teleconference


 

Join us for the next installment of the Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference Series, “Myeloma Updates 2015,” on Thursday, June 18 at 4 pm PT, 7 pm ET. The June teleconference will be presented by Dr. Brian Durie, IMF Chairman, who will recap important myeloma treatment and research trends after attending three major medical summits held around the world: the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG). Register now for the 60-minute teleconference, here.

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A Son Explains Motivation Behind Annual Golf Event


 

For those of you in the Joliet, Illinois area, please join or consider donating to this year's 8th Annual Carolyn Czerkies Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 6th at the Joliet Country Club. Craig Czerkies started the event back in 2008 with his brothers, David and Scott, to honor their mother, Carolyn Czerkies, who passed away from complications brought on by multiple myeloma. All proceeds from the event are graciously being donated to the IMF. In an interview with radio station WJOL, Craig explains the event, his mother’s fight with myeloma, and the work of the IMF to help find a cure for multiple myeloma. To listen to his inspiring interview, click here.

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