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October 16, 2001 Myeloma Minute
10.16.01
SPECIAL BULLETIN:
UPCOMING TELECONFERENCE FOR PHYSICIANS!

Tuesday, November 6, 2001
12 p.m. EST

The International Myeloma Foundation is pleased to present Perspectives in Multiple Myeloma: Directions Toward New Therapeutic Options, a LIVE, interactive CME teleconference. This teleconference will feature Dr. James Berenson (Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA) discussing Rationale and Future Directions and Dr. Mohamad Hussein (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH) discussing The Clinical Experience. This program is intended for general practicing oncologolists and hematologists involved in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

We encourage our patient members to share this information with your physicians.


Now Available: New IMF Holiday Cards!

Spread some cheer this holiday season while supporting the IMF! Thanks to the artistic talents of our Jr. IMFers, we can now offer Christmas and Holiday greeting cards! Both Christmas and Holiday cards feature two different designs and are available in packages of 10 cards (five of each design) for a $20 donation. Pre-ordering is available now. Order online by clicking here, or call the IMF at (800) 452-CURE. Cards will be ready for delivery by Monday, October 29th. Quantities are limited.


Items of Interest...

From The Wall Street Transcript's Third Annual UBS Warburg LLC Healthcare Conference issue:

John W. Jackson, CEO of Celgene, discusses the outlook for thalidomide product.

Paulo Costa, CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, discusses products in the US market.


Available from the IMF...

Cooking For A Cure - A cookbook to support the International Myeloma Foundation. This book was created by Marilyn Alexander of the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, with the help of hundreds of IMFers from around the world who contributed delicious recipes. From appetizers, dips and beverages to entrees and desserts, Cooking For A Cure has something for everyone. Don't forget: The holidays are coming, and cookbooks make great gifts!

Living with Myeloma: Survivor Stories - This book has been written by members of the Los Angeles Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group as a project of the Circle of Friends. The book contains the stories of 22 MM patients and their journeys through diagnosis and treatment. Their stories are highly varied, as are their symptoms and treatments -but all are filled with hope and inspiration. Proceeds from the book will benefit the IMF's Brian D. Novis Research Grant Program.


Myeloma Support Groups...

Support groups are a great resource for myeloma patients, their caregivers, family and friends. The IMF works with a network of more than 60 multiple myeloma support groups around the world. To find the group closest to you, please visit the support group page.

You may also be interested in the IMF's online support group, an email network of more than 1,500 members from around the world.

We also maintain a Patient-to-Patient Directory. The IMF's Patient-to-Patient Directory (P-to-P) is a world-wide network of myeloma patients, family members and caregivers who are interested in speaking with fellow patients and their families. The P-to-P is especially helpful if you live in an area that does not yet have a multiple myeloma support group!


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