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October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

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Black Swan Research Initiative Investigators Explore Best Way to Measure MRD-Zero

A new state-of-the-art flow cytometry test that can measure Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in myeloma patients will be a key component in upcoming clinical trials in the U.S. and Spain, and marks an important step forward for the IMF's Black Swan Research Initiative™ (BSRI). IMF Chairman Brian Durie, MD, reports on this and more exciting news from last week's BSRI investigators meeting in New Jersey. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG



Fall Issue of 'Myeloma Today' Now Online

The latest issue of Myeloma Today is hot off the digital press and packed with great reading. Keep up with the latest on the Black Swan Research Initiative™; see highlights from the IMF's trip to Stockholm for the International Myeloma Working Group Summit, which included the IMF's first Global Leaders Summit for international patient advocacy leaders; learn about the new monoclonal antibody daratumumab; and meet the leaders who attended the 2013 Support Group Leaders Summit. READ MYELOMA TODAY



Fantastic Auction Items for IMF's Comedy Celebration Now Open for Online Bidding

Even if you can't make it to the IMF's 7th Annual Comedy Celebration on November 9, you're invited to share in the thrill of our fabulous auction online! Among the great packages this year are: an amazing trip to Paris for two, including round trip business class airfare, hotel, and a private food tour from Chef Terresa Murphy; a Gibson guitar autographed by legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend; and great holiday gifts for everyone in your family, from a giant Hello Kitty gift set to a Nespresso Pixie Espresso machine. BID NOW!



IMF Launches Two New Websites for PEAC and SPEAC
The Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) and State Patients Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC), both managed by the IMF, have newly redesigned sites that include the most relevant and up-to-date information about federal and state initiatives on patient access issues. Visit the PEAC site to follow the work we've been doing on the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act; write to Congress to ask for support; share your personal story; and much more. Tour the SPEAC site to learn about pending state legislation and states that have the laws in place, and how you can get involved. Please visit peac.myeloma.org and speac.myeloma.org for more information.



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