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February 14, 2013
02.14.13
February 14, 2013
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'What's NEW with Novel Therapies?'
IMF Teleconference Has the Answers
Hear the latest information about POMALYST® (pomalidomide) —approved last week by the FDA—VELCADE® Sub Q, KYPROLIS®, and more when IMF Chairman and Co-founder Brian G.M. Durie, MD, leads a free teleconference entitled
"What's NEW with Novel Therapies?" Dr. Durie will be joined by Dr. Sagar Lonial of Emory University, for the 90-minute teleconference, which includes a Q&A. On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 4PM Pacific / 7PM Eastern. Register HERE

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Diet Soda Bad, Wine Good: Nutrition Discussion in Latest Issue of MYELOMA TODAY
IMF Hotline Coordinators discuss diet for myeloma patients in the Winter Edition of MYELOMA TODAY, published this week. While researchers have not determined specific guidelines for diets beneficial to myeloma patients, there are several good general guidelines—like avoiding processed foods with chemicals such as artificial sweeteners in favor of local organic foods and even healthy "fun foods" like wine and dark chocolate. MYELOMA TODAY

Improved Patient Access to Cancer Research Articles
A new patient advocacy initiative is making cancer research more available to patients and caregivers. Sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and its Conquer Cancer Foundation, the patientACCESS initiative provides free access to medical research articles published in ASCO's Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice. ASCO foresees patients and caregivers bringing relevant articles to their doctors as well as improving their own knowledge about cancer therapies. READ MORE

Take Action to Stop Cuts to Critical Programs!
On March 1, US federal government programs will face devastating, across-the-board cuts through a budget tool known as "sequestration." Many of these programs— the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among them—are critical to the well-being of myeloma patients. The IMF is working with several coalitions in Washington, DC to stop these automatic cuts from taking effect in March, and to avoid additional cuts. We need your help! CLICK HERE to email your elected officials today.

 

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