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The IMF’s advocacy action initiatives are based on five simple principles that are relevant not just to myeloma patients but to cancer patients in general.

Statement of Principles

Prevention - the key to reducing the burden of cancer.

Innovation - critical to early diagnosis and more effective and safer treatment

Equality of access - should be available for all patients to all approved treatments.

Early Approval - National policies and procedures for early approval of new treatments need to be reformed and streamlined.

Experimental Therapies - A mechanism is needed to permit access to unapproved and experimental therapies for patients who have exhausted other available possibilities.