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July 18, 2013
07.18.13
July 18, 2013
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The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable: Digesting the Latest Food News
A new book of historic recipes, unhealthful snack food, and the current mania for juicing are all food for thought this week in IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie's latest blog. Long before today's molecular gastronomists ruled the roost, our forebears knew the key to "real food"—fresh ingredients, simply prepared. "Trying to eat and drink in a healthy way takes attention and work!" he writes. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG
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International Myeloma Working Group Member Research in the News
Members of the IMF's International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) are co-authors on two recently published myeloma research studies. A study in Leukemia Research, whose co-authors include IMWG members Dr. Melissa Alsina and Dr. William Dalton, examined whether the sequence of administration of novel agents resulted in improved outcomes. A study in Pharmacology, whose co-authors include IMWG member Dr. Robert Orlowski, concluded that JNJ-26854165 (serdemetan) functions in part by inhibiting cholesterol transport, and suggests that this pathway is a potential new target for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
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Team Spirit Fuels July's Advocates of the Month
The IMF's Myeloma ACTION Team members work together to strengthen support for oral chemotherapy parity legislation, build strong grassroots networks in every state, and raise the awareness of myeloma across the country. With the mission to inspire others, this amazing group of patients and caregivers are working hard to make it easy for everyone to get involved, raise their voices and take a stand for all myeloma patients. Congratulations to team members, our Advocates of the Month for July! READ MORE
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Virginia's Wine Country Provides a Bucolic Setting for Myeloma Fundraiser
Enjoy a full day of wine tasting, scenic mountain views, socializing and a delicious lunch, all while supporting the programs and research initiatives of the International Myeloma Foundation. The first Wine Tasting and Tour of Horton's Cellars, Barboursville and Keswick Vineyards will be held on Saturday, September 14. Transportation, tastings, lunch, tax and gratuities are included in the $110 ticket price. VIRGINIA WINE TOUR
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