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July 10, 2014
July 10, 2014
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This week's question: Can a low white blood cell count be enough to trigger a need for myeloma therapy?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
Regional Community Workshop
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August 22 – 23, 2014
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Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Applications for IMF Grants

The IMF awards Brian D. Novis Junior and Senior Research Grants each year to "provide much-needed funding support for research projects being conducted by the best and the brightest in our field," according to IMF President Susie Novis. Funding grants since 1994 to honor IMF Co-Founder Brian D. Novis, the IMF is now the premier funder of myeloma research grants, having awarded over 115 grants that have opened the doors to new ideas and major advancements in treatments. Applications for 2015 grants are due by August 1st. To submit an application, CLICK HERE.

Imnovid (pomalidomide) Receives Reimbursement Approval in Three Countries

Imnovid (pomalidomide), called Pomalyst in the US, was recently approved for reimbursement in Sweden, Spain, and Switzerland. Myeloma patients in these countries who have exhausted all other therapeutics will now have access to Imnovid through their government health programs. “Through our Black Swan Research Initiative®, the IMF is working to find a cure for myeloma,” said Susie Novis, "but in the meantime we are pleased to see that new innovative treatments are becoming available to more patients worldwide, and the IMF continues to fight for patients where access is not yet available." READ MORE


Your Myeloma Questions Answered in #AskDrDurie

IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie answers your myeloma questions in the IMF’s web series #AskDrDurie. New episodes appear in the right column of each week’s Myeloma Minute. You can submit your questions to AskDrDurie@myeloma.org or via social media using the hashtag #AskDrDurie. This week, Dr. Durie answers: Can a low white blood cell count be enough to trigger a need for myeloma therapy? To watch, CLICK HERE.
Member Event: Chek Fest Golf Tournament
The 1st Annual Chek Fest Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 21st in Allendale, Michigan. It will feature a silent auction, a raffle, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, a golf tournament! The event, which will raise funds to support crucial IMF programs, will be held at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, which has earned Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" designation. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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