|Dr. Kyle presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Anderson |
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The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) honored Kenneth Anderson, MD, with the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 27, 2005 at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA. Anderson is the director of the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute’s (DFCI) Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and the Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Anderson was selected for pioneering critical advances against multiple myeloma, leading not only to improved treatments but also to a deeper understanding of how myeloma occurs at the basic level of cells and genes.
Featured speakers at the event included Edward Benz, M.D., president of the DFCI; Robert Kraft, owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots; and the Honorable Geraldine Ferraro, myeloma patient and advocate; among others. The Master of Ceremonies was Steve Burton, a local Boston sports newscaster.
"Ken's work in the field of myeloma has helped raise awareness of this disease," said Susie Novis, IMF president, who presented the honor. "His lab is one of the leading institutions moving myeloma research forward and, for that, we are proud to present him with this award."
The IMF established the Robert A. Kyle Award to honor an individual whose lifetime body of work furthers the ultimate goal of finding a cure for myeloma, and is named after noted physician and founder of the Myeloma and Related Diseases Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
"It is a great honor for me to follow in the footsteps of Bob Kyle, a giant in myeloma research, role model, and dear personal friend," said Anderson in accepting the award. "It was a wonderful and loving celebration of researchers, clinicians, supporters, companies, and most importantly patients and their families, all working together to give hope and health to myeloma patients everywhere."