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June 27, 2013
06.27.13
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IMF's Black Swan Research Initiative Featured in OncologyLive Magazine
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie describes the International Myeloma Foundation's Black Swan Research Initiative in an interview with OncologyLive, a magazine for oncology professionals. "We're ready to bridge the gap from long-term remission to cure, by identifying the best treatments at the best time to achieve the best objective, our objective being a new definition of cure based on a complete eradication of any residual myeloma," said Dr. Durie. READ THE ONCOLOGYLIVE Q&A HERE
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The Lighter Side of Stockholm: the Debate, the International Journalists' Workshop, and More
The 2013 International Myeloma Working Group Summit in Stockholm coincided with the long days of the Scandinavian summer, which meant early mornings and late nights for the IMF team. In the second part of his report from Stockholm, Dr. Brian Durie writes about the exciting work tackled by the IMWG, the third IMWG Conference Series debate and the impact of medical innovation, a topic addressed at the IMF's International Journalists' Workshop. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG
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July 11 Teleconference: Latest Myeloma News from 3 Major Medical Meetings
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will walk listeners through the most important myeloma news reported during three major medical meetings held this month during the IMF's 60-minute July 11 teleconference (4 pm PT/5 pm MT/6 pm CT/7 pm ET). Dr. Durie will survey current trends in myeloma treatment and research from the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the International Myeloma Working Group Summit (IMWG). REGISTER FOR THE TELECONFERENCE HERE
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Myeloma ACTION Team Launches New Online Headquarters on IMF Website
"Advocates Committed to Inspiring Others Nationwide" is the motto and the mission of the IMF's Myeloma ACTION Team. The team's new online headquarters lets readers track the progress of oral anticancer drug legislation across the nation via the "As the Bill Turns" blog. By visiting the site you will learn from experienced patient advocates how to make a difference in your community. VISIT THE MYELOMA ACTION TEAM
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A No-Hassle Way to Donate Your Old Car and Support the IMF
Donating your old car is an easy way to help the IMF support research and patient education. Just ask donor Jim Needham. "The process went VERY smoothly and did not require me to jump through any hoops," said Needham. The IMF partners with an organization called V-DAC, which is dedicated to making vehicle donation an easy, responsible way for charities to supplement their fundraising. V-DAC has delivered millions of dollars to more than 4,500 non-profits both national and local, across the country. LEARN MORE

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