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Third Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
September 27, 2005
Tue, Sep 27, 2005

The Harvard Club
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is proud to award its prestigious Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award to Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D., Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Hematologic Neoplasia, Director of the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, and Vice Chair of the Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Anderson is being honored 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.  “Ken’s work in the field of myeloma has helped raise awareness of this disease,” said Susie Novis, IMF President.  “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's Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award was established to honor an individual whose lifetime body of work furthers the ultimate goal of finding a cure for myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. The accolade is named after Dr. Robert A. Kyle, noted physician and founder of the Myeloma and Related Diseases Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester , Minnesota . Dr. Kyle himself was the first recipient of the award in 2003, and Bart Barlogie, M.D., of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy in Little Rock, Arkansas, received the award in 2004. This is the third year the award has been bestowed.

Dr. Anderson will receive the Robert A. Kyle Award at the Harvard Club in Boston on September 27, 2005.

Sponsors of the event are

For information on participating in the evening or making a donation in Dr. Anderson’s honor, please contact Candace McDonald by email at cmcdonald@myeloma.org or by phone at 800-452-CURE.

The IMF has secured a room block at Hotel Commonwealth for the evenings of September 26 and 27, 2005. Hotel Commonwealth is within walking distance of The Harvard Club. If you would like to take advantage of this special rate, when booking please say you are part of the IMF room block. For reservations, call 866-784-4000 and rooms are on a first come first serve basis.

6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Massachusetts Room

7:00 PM Dinner and Program
Harvard Hall

Business Attire
Limited parking is available at The Harvard Club
Please park in the Pilgrim Garage on Dalton Street if the lot is full.

A portion of the evening's proceeds will be used to fund multiple myeloma research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in honor of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson.