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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 10.15.2020
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The Silver Lining for Myeloma Patients: Drawing on a Lifetime of Experiences
New research reveals that older adults have the psychological resilience to handle the challenges of the pandemic. Yes, they are more vulnerable, but, says Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, “People this age seem to recognize that it is important to focus on what we can control in our lives.” A sound approach in today’s world.
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“Everybody Loves Raymond” Cast Reunites for a Virtual Table Read
Join us on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET for an exclusive virtual table read reviving 6 scenes from the classic sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Actor and comedian Ray Romano returns to host and will be joined by his former fellow cast members Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Monica Horan, and show creator Phil Rosenthal. While the table read will be streamed free of charge, your donations will benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund and the Black Swan Research Initiative®. Note: This event will be available to stream on the IMF's YouTube channel and IMF's Facebook page and at
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Register for This Free “Living Well with Myeloma” Webinar on Telehealth Services
Register now for FREE for this “Living Well with Myeloma: Telehealth—How to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Provider Visit” Webinar on Thursday, November 12, at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Speakers are Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, MSN, APRN- BC, AOCN, FAAN (Cleveland Clinic — Taussig Cancer Institute); and Matt Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP, Medical Director, Express Care Online, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cleveland Clinic Foundation). This year, many patients have the option to use telehealth services as a way to connect with their providers and remain in a safe environment. In this “Living Well with Myeloma” webinar, the speakers will discuss the different types of telemedicine visits, and provide practical tips on how to prepare for and get the most out of your virtual appointments.
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Download This New Tip Card on Darzalex Faspro for Free
Darzalex® (daratumumab) is the first FDA-approved monoclonal antibody that targets the CD38 protein on the surface of myeloma cells. The original formulation of Darzalex is administered as an intravenous infusion, and the FDA has also approved Darzalex Faspro™ (daratumumab + hyaluronidase-fihj) as a subcutaneous injection. Both formulations are available as monotherapy and as part of combination therapies.
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Watch the Replay of the Latest Patient & Family Webinar
This free two-hour webinar features a panel discussion led by IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael of Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Panelists include Deepu Madduri, MD of Tisch Cancer Institute/Mount Sinai Hospital; Craig Emmitt Cole, MD of Michigan State University; and Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. IMF President, Founder, and CEO Susie Durie and IMF Vice President of Support Groups Robin Tuohy lead a special segment dedicated to caregiver support.
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And This Too Shall Pass….
Once again, the IMF is hosting a raffle for a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. While many of us have been affected by COVID-19, we hope to remind you that this too shall pass. If you purchase the winning $50 raffle ticket, you could find yourself just minutes from the Hawaiian coastline. Note: Bookings will be in the future based on mutual availability with you and the property owner.
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