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March 19, 2002: IMF Myeloma Minute

What's New at the IMF:

Mark Your Calendars! June is shaping up to be a busy month for the IMF.
On June 3rd and 4th, the IMF will "hit the Hill" as a major participant in the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) Advocacy Days. Directly following, we will host an educational Patient & Family Seminar in the DC area on June 7th and 8th. We strongly encourage our members to "make a week of it" and plan to join us for both events. Stay tuned for more information about this very important advocacy event.

IMF Patient Handbook -- Newly Revised for 2002!
The IMF is pleased to announce that a newly-revised edition of the Patient Handbook is now available. The new edition covers what causes myeloma, initial or "frontline" therapy, supportive care, an expanded list of important questions to ask your doctor and an expanded, informative glossary. To receive an updated copy of the IMF Patient Handbook, please call us at (800) 452-CURE. (Note: The new Patient Handbook will be available online in the coming weeks.)

Help is Just a Phone Call Away!
Need help understanding what myeloma is and how it works? Struggling to make sense of your test results? Feeling overwhelmed and need to talk? The IMF is here! Our toll-free hotline is available Monday-Friday from 8am - 5 pm pacific time. We will do our best to answer your questions, and will always lend an understanding ear. Please do not hesitate to call us at
(800) 452-CURE.

Items of Interest:

The following articles and research abstracts have been previously printed in a variety of medical journals including Science, Annals of Oncology and The Oncologist.

Arsenic Trioxide: An Emerging Therapy for Multiple Myeloma.

Update on the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma.

Management of Bone Metastases.

Quality of life and rehabilitation in social and professional life after autologous stem cell transplantation.

Environment and Cancer: Who Are Susceptible?

From Bench Top to Bedside: More than 2 decades of research on oncogenes and tumor suppressors may finally pay off in a new generation of more specific, less toxic, cancer drugs.

Myeloma in the News:

Ferraro Draws Public Eye To Her Rare Blood Cancer.

For More Information:

The National Cancer Institute offers a free, 102 page workbook detailing the clinical trials process. The entire workbook is available for downloading as a .pdf file (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required) or you can request a free hard copy by calling the NCI at 1-800-4-CANCER.

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