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August 30, 2012
August 30, 2012
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IMF’s New ‘Master Class’ Brings Myeloma Doctors Together to Share Expertise
The IMF said goodbye this month to the first graduates of the organization’s myeloma “Master Class.” The exciting new educational program, loosely structured around the Ten Steps to Better Care, is designed to help physicians around the globe learn about the newest thinking in myeloma diagnosis and treatment. Seven young physicians from different institutions in China spent two weeks in Los Angeles studying under the tutelage of American myeloma specialists. Brian G.M. Durie, MD, Chairman and Co-founder of the IMF, outlines the key points covered in this pioneering program. READ MORE

Two New Myeloma Trials Open for Enrollment
Two new Phase III myeloma studies are enrolling approximately 1,400 patients worldwide. The studies are designed to see whether the investigational drug elotuzumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone is more effective than lenalidomide in combination with dexamethasone alone. The “ELOQUENT 1” study is recruiting previously untreated patients who are not candidates for stem cell transplant. “ELOQUENT 2” is for patients with documented progression from their most recent line of therapy. Both studies are open label, which means both the study doctor and patient know which medications the patient is on. READ MORE

‘10 Steps to Building a Relationship with Your Legislator’ Webinar
“As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things,” wrote Nobel Prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago. If you’re a citizen who wants to affect change for cancer patients—and you missed the IMF Advocacy team’s August 23 webinar on how to reach out to your legislator about oral cancer drug parity legislation —you’re in luck! It’s archived here.

Turn Your Donated Cars into IMF Support, Education and Research
Have an unused vehicle sitting in your garage taking up room? Here's a quick, easy way to have it removed and raise funds for the IMF at the same time! All you have to do is contact V-DAC, and they will take it from there (including all transfers, pickups, etc). No work for you, no work for us. Just click here and your donation is as good as on its way.

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