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August 2003 Volume 5, Issue 7

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News and Notes

Ask the Expert: <br>The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease

One of the most common symptoms that lead patients with multiple myeloma to first seek medical attention is bone pain. This pain is caused by the destruction of bone material induced by myeloma cells within the center of the bone.

IMF Support Group Leader Retreat

Forty support group leaders, co-leaders, representatives, and IMF staff participated in the fourth annual IMF Support Group Leader Retreat, held June 27-29 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The retreat lived up to the expectations of reg

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cancer Public Policy

On the one hand, the state of the science of cancer research and patient care is the brightest it has ever been. On the other hand, the politics and policy impacting the cancer world seem to be moving in the exact opposite direction.

IMFer Profile: Terry Herman Shares Her Story

I had an average life. I've always thought I was extremely healthy. I exercised, took all the right vitamins and antioxidants, and ate all the right foods. I used to laugh because my husband Howie was always running to the doctor, always thinking tha

Scientific Advisor Profile: Meet New Members of the IMF Scientific Advisory Board

The International Myeloma Foundation is pleased to welcome Drs. Fonseca, Gibson, Shimizu, and Westin to its distinguished Board of Scientific Advisors.

She's Banking on Finding a Cure

IMF President Susie Novis was profiled in the Leader's and Success section of the Investor's Business Daily.