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November 29, 2012
11.29.12
November 29, 2012
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Study: Improving Overall Survival in the Treatment of High-Risk Myeloma
What is the best approach to identifying patients predicted to have poor outcome and to develop better therapies? A new analysis in the journal Blood suggests studying new treatments separately for poor- and good-risk patients to develop optimal strategies. Thus far, assessments indicate survival benefit with Bortezomib in poor- and good-risk disease, but shorter survival using thalidomide as maintenance. READ MORE

Live from the 2012 American Society of Hematology Meeting in Atlanta: Top Myeloma Experts ‘Make Sense of Treatment’
Register to attend the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Conference Series “Making Sense of Treatment” at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Atlanta or to view the live webcast presentation on Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Hear the expert opinions and the latest thinking on myeloma treatment! REGISTER NOW

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The IMF Spearheads New Coalition’s First Meeting on State Health Exchanges
Monday, November 26th, the IMF's State Patients Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC) held its first meeting with state cancer advocates in Springfield, Illinois to discuss how groups can work together in the coming state legislative session to ensure Illinois' state health exchange offers affordable access to comprehensive cancer care. READ MORE

Teen’s Book Tackles Issues Children Face Dealing with a Parent’s Cancer Diagnosis
Abigail McLaughlin is a 14-year-old high school freshman who lives in Fall River, Massachusetts with her parents, brother, sister and dog. She wrote “It’s Okay” as a sixth-grade school assignment shortly after her dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. An authentic voice and sound advice make this book a wonderful gift for children who are dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis. ORDER A COPY
 
 
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