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August 29, 2013
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Does Alcohol Reduce Myeloma Risk? Moderation Is the Key  
Alcohol consumption may be associated with reduced risk of multiple myeloma, according to newly published research. Dr. Brian Durie, IMF Chairman, ponders the explanations for these findings in his blog this week. The key, he says, is moderation. READ MORE
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From Pre-Clinical to FDA Approved: the IMF's Myeloma Matrix Tracks Drug Development
The IMF's Myeloma Matrix is a great website resource that lists myeloma drugs currently under development and tracks them from discovery to approval. The Myeloma Matrix is continuously updated by our Hotline Team so visitors get up-to-the-minute status information about myeloma drugs in all stages of development—from Pre-Clinical to FDA Approved. CHECK IT OUT
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August Advocate of the Month Is Proactive in the Fight Against Myeloma
Judy Lewis's husband, Jim, was diagnosed with myeloma just weeks after her retirement. Soon, the couple's post-retirement to-do list grew to include Judy's impressive advocacy activities. "Whether it is wearing a wristband, making contact with legislators by writing a letter, making a telephone call or attending a meeting or even getting an oral parity postcard into the right hand," she says, "everything we do on behalf of cancer patients makes a difference." READ HOW JUDY LEWIS MADE A DIFFERENCE
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Tee Up to Support the IMF
Calling all golfers and those in the South Carolina area! The third annual Wayne Hamby Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 26 in Bluffton, SC. The tournament's founders are hoping to break last year's participation of over 100 golfers. All are welcome and proceeds will benefit the IMF. If you would like to hold a fundraiser in your area, please contact Suzanne Battaglia at sbattaglia@myeloma.org TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
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