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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 4.21.2022
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The Future of Myeloma Care
In his blog, IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie assesses the future for myeloma patients by exploring the history of myeloma treatments — from chemotherapy to immunomodulatory drugs (iMiDs) and proteasome inhibitors, to newer immune therapies. He discusses new immune therapies at length and their upcoming role in the treatment of the disease. Dr. Durie is optimistic that a major leap forward in myeloma therapy is most likely, with the introduction of new immune therapies in patients at the earlier stage of the disease, and the possibility of lasting benefits — potentially allowing continued remission without the need for additional or ongoing maintenance therapy. Indeed, the future is looking bright for myeloma care.
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IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop — Mountain States
The IMF Regional Community Workshop Mountain States will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. MT (US and Canada). IMF Senior Director of Regional Community Workshops Kelly Cox will kick off the workshop. Guest speakers include: Siddhartha Ganguly, MD, FACP (Houston Methodist Hospital — Houston, TX), Rafael Fonseca, MD, FACP (Mayo Clinic — Phoenix, AZ), and IMF Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) Member Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP-BC (MD Anderson Cancer Center — Houston, TX). The workshop will include an introduction to myeloma, upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and an update on clinical trials. IMF NLB Member Tiffany Richards will talk about managing side effects and symptoms of myeloma and its treatments. After each presentation with the experts, attendees will have ample time to ask questions.
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Nurses: Don’t Miss the IMF 1.5 CNE Symposium at ONS 2022! 
The IMF 1.5 CNE Symposium, “New Drugs, Regimens, and Strategies for Multiple Myeloma: Case Studies for Nurses” at ONS 2022 will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 12:15 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. PST in Anaheim, CA. Four highly experienced nurses will share their expertise using real-life patient case scenarios with a focus on clinical pearls and practical solutions. Both experienced and new oncology nurses will find helpful nursing insights and take-home tools to implement and share with patients and colleagues. You would not want to miss this event!
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Rhode Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group’s Comedy Fundraiser on May 27th at Knights of Columbus Hall
The Rhode Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group will be holding a Comedy Fundraiser to benefit the IMF, featuring top local comedians on Friday, May 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Warwick, RI. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. For tickets, donations, or sponsorships, please visit www.funny4funds.com/events. Donations are also currently being accepted through the IMF website.
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Shop AmazonSmile for Mother's Day and Give to the IMF!
When you shop at smile.amazon.com and designate the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) as your preferred charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of all purchases you make to the IMF, at no added cost to you. Make this Mother’s Day special by shopping at AmazonSmile while giving to the IMF at the same time!
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