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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 3.4.2021
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A New Myeloma Treatment and Promising Research Brighten the Future
Despite the pandemic, progress is being made on the myeloma front, including new research, the approval of another new agent and the potential approval on the horizon of a first CAR T-cell therapy for myeloma, says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie.
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Register Now for the March 13th IMF Patient & Family Webinar
Register for the IMF Patient and Family Webinar that will take place on March 13, 2021 at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET. In this webinar, myeloma patients and caregivers will learn up-to-the-minute guidance for staying safe in our COVID-19 world. Ask questions of Dr. Brian G.M. Durie and Dr. Warren Brenner, learn the latest ideas on myeloma care and treatment, and hear one patient’s formula for living your best life. Panelists include IMF Chairman of the Board Brian G.M. Durie, MD; Warren Brenner, MD, from Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Paul G. Richardson, MD, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Rafat Abonour, MD, from Indiana University; Donna Catamero ANP-BC, OCN, CCRC, from the Mount Sinai Health System; and Patient Advocate Yelak Biru.
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Myeloma Action Month Is Live: Start Your 31 Days of Resilience Now
Ready to nurture your resilience? Follow the IMF's Myeloma Action Month (MAM) March calendar that features "31 Days of Resilience.” The focus is on small actions you can do each day of the week. Some examples include taking a walk, catching up with a family member, or watching the sunrise. And, if you are not up for the daily action, perhaps you will choose to share a fact about myeloma on your social media channels. Visit the site now for the new Mind and Body Experience to engage in audio meditations and yoga videos!
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Watch a Replay of This FREE “Living Well with Myeloma” Webinar on Resilience
In case you missed it, the IMF hosted a FREE “Living Well with Myeloma” Webinar on “Building Your Resilience During Challenging Times." Featured speakers are IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie and Dr. Susan Dunnett, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
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FDA Approves PEPAXTO® (melphalan flufenamide) for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
On February 26, 2021, Oncopeptides "announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has approved PEPAXTO® (melphalan flufenamide, formerly also known as melflufen), in combination with dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, who have received at least four prior lines of therapy and whose disease is refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and one CD38-directed monoclonal antibody."
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IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie Attends 2nd Meeting of the European Myeloma Network
Today, February 4, 2021, IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie took part in the Virtual 2nd Meeting of the European Myeloma Network. He chaired a session on “Patient Perspective: Patient Association Talk,” and was joined by Hans Scheurer, President, Myeloma Patients Europe.
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The 13th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk Goes Virtual Once Again
The 13th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk is going virtual once again! This exciting style of race is just as fun and competitive as it was in person, just a whole lot safer. This 5K Run/Walk will Redefine Being Together. Click the button below to learn how you can take part individually or by forming a virtual team.
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