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Myeloma Minute
May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012
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New England Journal Publishes Myeloma Studies  

Three studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine last week demonstrate that long-term maintenance treatment significantly improves outcome and more than doubles remission times. The articles cover the use of continuous treatment with the oral drug REVLIMID® both in newly diagnosed myeloma patients and following stem cell transplants. Although the findings have been presented separately at medical conferences, this marks their first publication together in a scientific “peer reviewed” journal, an indication of the importance of these findings. READ MORE


A Patient’s Blog: Time to Change the Rules on Treatment Plans?
As myeloma patients live longer, decisions made in the first year of treatment can have consequences down the line writes Pat Killingsworth in his debut weekly blog for the Myeloma Minute. READ MORE  
Advocate Robert Adler Argues for Oral Drug Parity
The IMF is working hard for cancer drug parity legislation around the country. We’ve been pushing ahead, state by state, but also looking towards a future win in Congress. This month, to build momentum for our upcoming lobby day in Washington, DC, we begin highlighting stories of patients who have faced outrageous co-pays for their lifesaving medications. READ MORE
Myeloma Community Workshop Celebrates Long-Term Survivors
Among the 120 patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses who gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas, this past weekend for the Myeloma Community Workshop, were an impressive number of long-term survivors, including many who were diagnosed 10-20 years ago. Dr. Bart Barlogie served as event chair, and speakers included Dr. Frits Van Rhee. READ MORE

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