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April 24, 2014
04.24.14

April 24, 2014

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UPCOMING EVENTS



Thursday, May 1, 2014
NLB Satellite Symposium
at ONS Annual Meeting

Anaheim, California




Friday, May 16, 2014
Patient & Family Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Food for Thought, But Few Conclusions

In the article "An Apple a Day, and Other Myths," the New York Times looks at the latest research on diet and cancer. Many studies over the years have suggested certain foods have cancer-fighting or cancer-causing properties, only to be disproved by the next study. Dr. Walter C. Willett, a Harvard epidemiologist who has spent many years studying cancer and nutrition, told the New York Times, "Diet and cancer has turned out to be more complex and challenging than any of us expected." While scientific evidence linking particular foods to cancer may be scarce, researchers agree that controlling obesity is important when it comes to cancer and overall health. READ MORE

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Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference: Stopping to Breathe While Moving Forward!

The IMF's popular "Living Well with Myeloma" teleconference series returns on May 8th, with "Stopping to Breathe While Moving Forward." IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Beth Faiman, PhDc, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, Certified Nurse Practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, will lead the discussion and Q&A. The discussion will focus on the benefits of rest, relaxation, exercise, and nutrition for long-term management of multiple myeloma. CLICK HERE to register for the free teleconference, which will be held on Thursday, May 8th at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT.

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Kentucky's Cancer Treatment Modernization Act Signed into Law

It was good news for cancer patients in Kentucky this week as Gov. Steve Beshear signed HB 126 (The Cancer Treatment Modernization Act) into law. The law requires that health plans regulated by the state that provide coverage for IV and oral anticancer treatments not exceed $100 copayment or coinsurance for a 30-day supply of orally administered anticancer treatment. With the passing of this law in Kentucky, a total of 31 states plus the District of Columbia have passed similar legislation to protect cancer patients. READ MORE

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Member Event: Miles for Myeloma 5K in Philadelphia This Weekend

The sixth annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 26th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The IMF is one of the beneficiaries of this popular event, which has raised $165,000 over the years to fund IMF research grants. The 5K is coordinated and presented by the members of the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, the Central New Jersey Multiple Myeloma Support Group, and the Northern New Jersey Multiple Myeloma Support Group. CLICK HERE for information on attending the event.

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