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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 3.11.2021
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New Relapse Guidelines Highlight Key Role of International Myeloma Working Group Experts
Multiple myeloma patients who either relapse or are resistant to treatment are the focus of new clinical practice recommendations from the International Myeloma Working Group published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology.
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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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Advocacy Opportunity: Department of Defense Seeks the Help of Myeloma Patients
Volunteers Sought to Advance Myeloma Research: The IMF Advocacy Team heavily lobbied Congress. Now, myeloma researchers can apply for research funds through the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). With this inclusion, the IMF now has a unique opportunity to nominate myeloma patients or caregivers to apply for the role of consumer reviewer for the program. Consumer reviewers in this program act as the voice of all myeloma patients and help select what research proposals end up with funding. Individuals who have been nominated in the past do NOT need to be nominated again. They will remain in the pool of eligible consumer reviewers. Click the button below to contact IMF’s Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Danielle Doheny, and get involved with this exceptional opportunity!
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Still Time to Get Your Ticket to Win a Trip to This Hawaiian Villa
Yes, it’s true: We are still in a pandemic. But any time in the year 2022, one lucky raffle winner be able to book a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The winner will be able to book their stay based on your availability and coordination with the property owner. Raffle tickets are just $50. The winner will be announced on August 1, 2021.
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Gaming Enthusiasts — Join the Charity: Myelo-NO-More Twitch FUNraiser
On March 12 and 13, join the Zeta Eta chapter of Kappa Psi of Regis University’s School of Pharmacy on Twitch, the world's leading live streaming platform for gamers. The event offers fun days filled with games and prizes, all while helping to fund a cure for myeloma.
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