The science of cancer research holds unprecedented promise. Unfortunately, the issues of federal funding dominating the political agenda—for cancer research and drugs and treatments through Medicare—are not addressing this opportunity.
At the 2004 ASH meeting, data from a variety of proteasome inhibitor studies was discussed. Based on these, it seems safe to conclude that more patients with relapsed or refractory disease will benefit from such therapy than previously thought.
Like most people who find out one day that they or a loved one has myeloma, we’d never heard of it before. I said, “OK, I guess we need to learn about this.”...We attended an IMF Patient & Family Seminar and became very involved with the Foundation.