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May 14, 2002: IMF Myeloma Minute
What's New at the IMF:

One Voice Against Cancer Advocacy Days, June 3rd & 4th, 2002
Join forces with fellow myeloma patients, their families, friends and the IMF as we come together to lobby for an increased research budget for the National Cancer Institute. Become an advocate for the myeloma community! Every voice counts - make sure your voice is heard.

Make it a Week in Washington -- Extend Your Advocacy Trip to Include the IMF's D.C. Area Patient & Family Seminar!
The International Myeloma Foundation will host a Patient & Family Seminar in the Washington DC area at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corners, VA on June 7th and 8th, 2002. IMF Seminars are the best way to stay abreast of the latest developments in the treatment and management of multiple myeloma. They are excellent for both newly-diagnosed patients as well as "myeloma veterans."

Myeloma in the News:

Bush signs law increasing federal money for education, research into blood cancer.

Clinical Trials:

Important Update Regarding PS-341 Clinical Trials
Last week, the IMF announced that Millennium pharmaceuticals has announced new Phase III clinical trials for PS-341. We have recently received a correction from the company. Click here to view this important, corrected information regarding the trials.

Research Abstracts:

Biologic sequelae of nuclear factor-B blockade in multiple myeloma: therapeutic applications

Insulinlike growth factor-I signaling in multiple myeloma: downstream elements, functional correlates, and pathway cross-talk

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