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11.29.12   The IMF Spearheads New Coalition’s First Meeting on State Health Exchanges
SPEAC held first meeting with cancer advocates in Springfield, Illinois to discuss how to work together to ensure Illinois' state health exchange offers affordable access to comprehensive cancer care.

10.12.12   IMF Forms New Coalition
This summer the IMF formed the State Patients Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC), which is a patient-focused coalition working collaboratively to ensure that cancer patients have appropriate access to a broad range of approved and medically-accepted anticancer regimens.

08.21.12   We're Growing!
The IMF Advocacy Team has seen major growth this year with two new additions. We are proud to announce that because of our team growth we have been able to expand our reach to help myeloma patients around the world get access to the treatments they need.

01.29.11   IMF forms the Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) with other patient advocacy organizations to ensure that cancer patients have equal access to all approved anticancer regimens.

03.25.10   The International Myeloma Foundation Supports Legislation to Require Equal Insurance Reimbursement for Oral Cancer Drugs

12.07.09   Ochsner Supports Cancer Patient Statement of Principles at National Hematology Cancer Conference (ASH) in New Orleans
"My role as a myeloma specialist is to treat patients with the newest, most-effective treatments," said Dr Arthur Molina, Ochsner’s Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematological Malignancies. "I am concerned when patients tell me they would rather have an older, less tolerable drug because their insurance plan will reimburse them at a higher rate."

12.03.09   A Patient Advocacy Coalition Led by the International Myeloma Foundation and the MDS Foundation Says Its Cancer Patient Statement of Principles Gains Momentum Going into the ASH Cancer Conference

05.29.09   The International Myeloma Foundation, the MDS Foundation and a Coalition of Patient Advocacy Organizations Call for Updated Rules for Reimbursement, Access and Approvals for New and Existing Cancer Treatments.

04.20.09   Statement from the IMF on Insurance Inequities