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Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Brian Durie, MD
May 16, 2006
Tue, May 16, 2006

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

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The International Myeloma Foundation is pleased to announce Brian G.M. Durie, M.D. as the 2006 recipient of the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors the physician who most exemplifies a singular dedication to and compassion for myeloma patients and treatment of their disease.

Dr. Durie serves as National Director for Hematologic Malignancies for Aptium Oncology in Los Angeles, California, where he is also Specialist in Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders for Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center. Dr. Durie is the Chairman of the Board of the International Myeloma Foundation.

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Dr. Durie completed his residencies and his fellowships at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Among his many other impressive appointments, publications, and research accomplishments, while working in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Arizona, Dr. Durie co-created the Durie/Salmon Myeloma Staging System, the first system ever developed to classify myeloma in a standard, universal fashion, and the vital building block for the International Staging System, also co-developed by Dr. Durie with the International Working Group. In total, Dr. Durie has written over 400 research papers, sixteen book chapters, and five books, work which has impacted myeloma treatment around the world.

Dr. Durie has received numerous honors and awards; among them he is a Leukemia Society of America Scholar, a U.S. Hematologic Research Foundation Annual Awardee, and a Marquis Member “Who's Who in America" and "The Best Doctors in America.”

Dr. Durie will accept the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner in his honor on May 16th, 2006 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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

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