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July 3, 2014
July 3, 2014
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This week's question: Does age make a difference in selecting myeloma treatment?

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Highlights from the 5th Annual IMWG Summit: Part 2

The IMF's International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) held its 5th Annual Summit this year in Milan, Italy from June 9th-11th. Part 2 of IMF Medical Writer Debbie Birns’ comprehensive report on key developments from the Summit is now available HERE. It covers geriatric risk stratification; debates on frontline treatment options; new treatment approaches, such as virotherapy and immunotherapy with transgenic T-cells and chimeric antigen receptors; and new drugs in development.

Teleconference Archive: Midyear Myeloma Updates

A replay of last week’s teleconference, "Myeloma Updates 2014: Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG" presented by IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie, is now available. On the call, Dr. Durie discusses the major outcomes from this year's IMWG Summit and the most exciting myeloma research presented at the recently concluded annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the European Hematology Association (EHA). CLICK HERE to listen.

2nd Annual Global Myeloma Alliance Summit

The IMF hosted the second annual Global Myeloma Alliance (GMA) Summit in Milan, Italy in June. The GMA, an advocacy initiative of the IMF that was established to mobilize the myeloma community to improve the lives of patients around the world, is a patient-driven alliance of organizations and individuals. Thirty members of the GMA from 17 regions attended the Summit, where they charted a course to foster further collaboration to achieve GMA’s goals. READ MORE

New IMF Publication: Vertebral Compression Fractures

A new IMF publication is available to help patients manage the painful and common problem of vertebral compression fractures (VCF), which can occur when bones in the spine are too weak to withstand the pressure placed upon them. The fractures can cause a number of painful issues. CLICK HERE to read Understanding Treatment of Myeloma-Induced Vertebral Compression Fractures: The Role of Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

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