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Summer 2013 Volume 9, Issue 7:
Myeloma Today Summer 2013

Articles include:

  • The Black Swan Research Initiative 
  • An interview with Dr. Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • The Nurse Leadership Board talks about New Paradigms in Multiple Myeloma Management
  • Dear Reader: 
    • The IMF convened the first-ever Global Leaders’ Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Scientific & Clinical: 
    • Dr. Kazuyuki Shimizu, president of the 14th International Myeloma Workshop (IMW), shares some of the highlights of this important biennial event.
    • IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses the Black Swan Research Initiative™ (BSRI™), an exciting breakthrough in myeloma.
  • Nurse Leadership Board: 
    • The NLB presents New Paradigms in Multiple Myeloma Management Satellite Symposium, a satellite symposium at the 38th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
  • Supportive Care: 
    • IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Questions - "What is clonal evolution?”
  • Medical Updates:
    • The latest myeloma research that was presented at ASCO 2013 is now available to YOU with the click of a mouse!
    • Live from Stockholm – The IMF brings the latest myeloma news to a global audience via live and recorded webcasts, including…
      • IMWG Conference Series Debate: Making Sense of Treatment
      • Multiple Myeloma Journalists’ Workshop
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fast-tracks the human CD38 monoclonal antibody daratumumab.
    • Dr. Brian G.M Durie is featured on BBC radio program “Food, Cancer and Well-Being,” an in-depth look at the role of diet.
    • IMF Responds to proposed changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) PET scan policy.
    • Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch, a myeloma researcher at Columbia University Medical Center and member of the IMF’s International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) wins a $100,000 research grant from the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
    • The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is creating a searchable database of information on the treatment of cancer patients typically not studied in clinical trials.
  • Staff Updates:
    • IMF welcomes Kelly Quiggle and Miko Santos.
  • Education and Awareness:
    • Spotlight on Advocacy
      • IMF holds Capitol Hill briefing on health disparities in cancer
      • Introduction of H.R.1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act
      • The IMF Advocacy Voice: Get Fired Up! Raise Your Voice! Get Out There and Take Action!
      • How to contact the IMF Advocacy Team
    • 2013 Myeloma Awareness Month report from Robin Tuohy (Senior Director, Support Groups) and Aimee Martin (Grassroots Liaison)
  • International Affiliates: Updates from Around the Globe
    • IMF in China by Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
    • AMN meeting in Japan by Dan Navid
  • Support Groups:
    • 2013 has truly become the year of the MM support groups, with 22 new groups holding or organizing their inaugural gatherings!​
  • Investing in the Future: 
    • John & Dorothy O’Dwyer, founding donors for The Black Swan Research Initiative™ make a commitment of $500,000 with the goal of finding the cure for myeloma​
  • Charitable Gift Annuities:
    • IMF announces new donor program
    • The epitome of a win-win investment​
  • Member Events - IMFers raise funds to benefit myeloma community
    • The IMF plays at Ladies Game Day
    • Iron Chef Fun-Raiser
    • Dairy Queen for a Day
    • Shop for the Cure!​
  • 2013 IMF Calendar of Events
  • Letters to the IMF

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