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November 8, 2012
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November 8, 2012
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If you missed the IMF 6th Annual Comedy Celebration auction, there’s still time to bid on some terrific items, including a visit to the set of ‘Modern Family.’ Go here and here. Good luck!
Overcoming Genetic Transformation in Multiple Myeloma
Dr. Kenneth Anderson reviews the myeloma landscape at 2012 at the Annual NCCN Congress According to IMF Chairman and Co-founder Brian G.M. Durie, a key aspect is the recommendation for use of a 3-drug combination (triplet) early to achieve disease control and reduce the chance of new genetic mutations. Dr. Anderson supports the use of lenalidomide maintenance post-autologous transplantation despite some increased risk of second primary malignancies (SPMs). He emphasizes the need to avoid oral melphalan use, which does enhance the SPM risk. READ MORE

Advocacy Update: The Healthcare Landscape in the Aftermath of the 2012 Elections
With the end of the election season, the IMF is moving forward with its work to ensure that key provisions of health reform that provide high quality of care for cancer patients are maintained. We will continue to educate legislators at the state and federal level about the needs of cancer patients, and, working with our coalition of cancer organizations, we will continue to provide input in Washington as they determine policies and regulations. READ MORE

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Atlanta-Area IMF Support Group Members Become Super Advocates by Reaching Out to Friends, Family, Co-Workers
This month the IMF honors all members of the Atlanta Area Support Groups as our Advocates of the Month for November 2012 for their contribution to our Postcards for Parity program. Gail McCray, co-support group leader for the Southside Atlanta area, got the ball rolling by distributing postcards and encouraging members to educate friends, families, and co-workers about the disparity of health care coverage for oral and IV treatments. The response was terrific: more than 400 postcards have been sent to Georgia legislators! READ MORE

Support Group Leaders Wear Their Big Hearts and Hometown Pride on Their Sleeves
My life was deeply touched this fall by three special, hardworking couples: Karl and Lorraine Vollstedt, Howard and Teresa Martinson, and Harold and Sue VanDuyn. Each went out of their way to welcome me into their local myeloma support group community. READ MORE
 
 
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