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June 26, 2014
06.26.14
June 26, 2014
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Highlights from the 5th Annual IMWG Summit: New Myeloma Testing Method and Diagnostic Criteria
The IMF's International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) held its 5th Annual Summit this year in Milan, Italy on June 9th-11th. This research division of the IMF now has more than 170 members worldwide. The mission of the IMWG Summit is to identify, support, and implement the most promising research to prevent onset of active disease, improve treatment, and find a cure for myeloma. This year's Summit featured a packed agenda. A full report from the Summit by IMF Medical Writer Debbie Birns will be available in two parts. Part 1 today summarizes the first two keynote lectures. The major outcomes from this year's Summit are also presented in IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie's teleconference "2014 Mid-Year Update: Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG."
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Newly Updated IMF Videos: Watch Top Myeloma Doctors Debate Key Issues at IMWG 2014
The recent International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Conference Series "Making Sense of Treatment" from Milan, Italy was so jam-packed with myeloma news, friendly debate, and illuminating discussions that we have divided the original 90-minute roundtable discussion video into six topics for easier viewing. Learn what top myeloma experts Drs. Brian Durie, Stephen Russell, Ola Landgren, Joseph Mikhael (at right), and Antonio Palumbo (at right) think about the most pressing issues facing myeloma patients today by watching these videos: Best treatment options for transplant-ineligible patients?; Best treatment options for patients eligible for transplants?; Pros and cons of continuous therapy; The latest news on MRD and clinical testing; Promising new myeloma therapies; and Measles virotherapy.
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Advocacy Update Newsletter Available
Read about the IMF's latest advocacy efforts and how you can take action to advocate for myeloma patients in the latest Advocacy Update newsletter. The issue includes updates on: the new Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act, a bill designed to help Medicare patients; the Affordable Care Act; state anticancer treatment coverage laws; and the national Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. READ MORE
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Member Event: Chek Fest Golf Tournament
The 1st Annual Chek Fest Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 21st in Allendale, Michigan. It will feature a silent auction, a raffle, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, a golf tournament! The event, which will raise funds to support crucial IMF programs, will be held at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, which has earned Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" designation. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
 
 
 

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