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November 14, 2013
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November 14, 2013

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ASH 2013 Preview: More Than 100 Interesting and Important Myeloma Abstracts

The IMF team reviewed the more than 800 ASH 2013 abstracts that were released last week and identified 131 myeloma abstracts worthy of specific comment. One of the top plenary session abstracts for ASH this year is the MM-020 study of Revlimid in newly diagnosed myeloma patients, says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie. In the first of his two-part overview of the ASH 2013 abstracts, he focuses on those that looked at novel agents. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG

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IMF's 7th Annual Comedy Celebration: Laughter for a Good Cause

Laughter rocked the house on Saturday, November 9, 2013, when nearly 1,100 guests gathered at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles in support of the IMF's 7th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative™. Ray Romano, the evening's host, opened the show with his Everybody Loves Raymond co-star, Patricia Heaton, the show's creator and executive producer, Phil Rosenthal, and his wife, Monica Horan, who also co-starred on the show. Comedians Deon Cole, Jackie Hoffman, Andy Kindler, Larry Miller, Bruce Vilanch, and Justin Willman had the audience in stitches. Singer-songwriter David Crosby closed the show with a beautiful acoustical performance. READ MORE ABOUT THE COMEDY GALA HERE

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IMWG Myeloma Experts Debate the Latest Trends in Treatment on Live Webcast Dec. 9

Register now for this exciting, live webcast of "Making Sense of Treatment," the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Conference Series, which will be broadcast from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans. Top myeloma experts Dr. Brian GM Durie, Chairman and Co-founder of the IMF; Dr. Joseph Mikhael, Dr. Ola Landgren and Dr. Antonio Palumbo will tackle the key questions currently facing myeloma doctors and patients. There is no charge to view the event, which will be streamed live on Monday, December 9 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT / 6 pm PT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Advocates in Action in Wisconsin
Aimee Martin, the IMF's Grassroots Liaison, traveled to Madison, Wisconsin last week to train and support local advocates during a day of successful meetings with their state legislators. The advocates met with their state senators and representatives to discuss the Wisconsin Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, telling their legislators why equal coverage for oral anticancer treatment is so important for patients. Check out Aimee's photo blog to see how the day unfolded and read about how the advocates impacted their legislators. READ MORE

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