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April 11, 2012
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Welcome to the new and improved Myeloma Minute, the IMF's e-Newsletter! We'll be bringing you the most up-to-date news about research, advocacy, patient education and fun events. We'd love to hear what you'd like to see in future issues! Please send your comments and suggestions to: myelomaminute@myeloma.org
Susie Novis, President – International Myeloma Foundation

FDA Approves Subcutaneous Administration of VELCADE® in All Approved Indications
The approval is based on results from a randomized, phase 3 trial conducted with 222 bortezomib-naïve relapsed patients in 53 centers in 10 countries across Asia, Europe, and South America. Patients receiving VELCADE subcutaneously achieved an overall response rate similar to that of those receiving VELCADE intravenously. The important difference is that the rate of peripheral neuropathy was substantially lower in the subcutaneous arm of the trial. more...

Highlights of the Supreme Court Hearings on Affordable Care Act
Expectations were high and speculation ran rampant last week as the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act. Anyone concerned about health care insurance – which is most of us – tuned into media coverage of last week’s widely anticipated Supreme Court hearings.more...

Sugar or Stress (SOS): Which Is Worse?
Sometimes it takes very bad news to get people to make necessary changes in their lives. Dr. Brian Durie, IMF Chairman, blogs about the kinds of changes myeloma patients should be ready to make. more...

What Happens When You “Tell One Person” About Myeloma?
Educating patients and doctors about multiple myeloma (MM) has been the mission of the IMF for 21 years. Today myeloma awareness is not just a nicety, it's a crucial necessity. more...

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Upcoming Events

Kansas City Area Regional Community Workshop 
Overland Park, Kansas
April 21, 2012

Miles for Myeloma 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run 
Sponsored by the Philadelphia MM Networking Group and the Central and Northern New Jersey Support Groups.
April 28, 2012

Little Rock Myeloma Center Workshop
Little Rock, Arkansas
May 05, 2012

Family Raises Money and Awareness in Honor of Their Dad. 
Inspired by their dad's determination, they are running the Half Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, Ohio.
May 06, 2012

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Important Online Survey
This study will provide important information that will help all patients with myeloma. more..

Only a few more days to help Fund Research while lying on the beach in Costa Rica! more...

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