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June 25, 2015
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The Untenable Cost of Cancer Drugs


 

The Supreme Court’s re-affirmation of Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, is certainly good news, but the rising cost of cancer drugs threatens to bring down our medical insurance infrastructure – even as it places a morally questionable value on human life. “Healthcare is not a luxury, it is what is provided to citizens in a civilized society,” writes IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie. Click HERE to read his blog.

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Global Myeloma Action Network Summit Convenes in Vienna, Austria


 

The IMF’s Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) recently gathered during the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Summit in Vienna, Austria. Representatives from myeloma patient groups in 23 countries met to discuss important myeloma issues, which as IMF Global Advocacy Executive Ray Wezik pointed out, also included “many successes.” Patient advocates around the globe are seeking more educational and financial resources, as well as access to more treatment options. To read the full story, please click HERE.

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Watch Replay of "Myeloma Updates 2015" Teleconference


 

The “Myeloma Updates 2015: Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG” teleconference recording is now available on the IMF’s site. In it, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie recaps important myeloma treatment and research trends from the recent meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG). Learn about the major themes common across these three different meetings and what Dr. Durie calls “the five key questions for 2015.” To listen and view teleconference slides, please click HERE.

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Open Call to Nurses to Attend 15th Annual International Myeloma Workshop



 

The 15th International Myeloma Workshop will be held in Rome, Italy, September 23-26. During this important semi-annual event, a full-day nursing symposium will also take place on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Nurses are invited and highly encouraged to attend. The symposium will include a keynote presentation by Joseph Tariman, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing at De Paul University, titled, “Integrating Myeloma Genomics into Nursing Practice: Patient Education and Shared Decision Making.” To find out more about the event and to register, please click HERE.

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