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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 11.18.2021
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The New Definition of Full Vaccination
As we head into the holiday season and into 2022, new tools will make it easier to stay safe from COVID-19 infections, including boosters, anti-viral treatments and the wider availability of rapid COVID tests.
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International Myeloma Foundations Names Yelak Biru as CEO
Please join us in congratulating Yelak Biru, dynamic myeloma patient advocate and former Data and Analytics Executive at PepsiCo and Walmart, on his new role as CEO of the IMF. Welcome aboard! Click on the button to read the full press release.
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Hot Off the Press: the Fall 2021 Edition of Myeloma Today
The latest edition of Myeloma Today — now available as a free download or printed copy — includes two articles by Dr. Brian G.M. Durie; one on the impact of novel immune therapies in the real-world setting, and another on the more infectious COVID-19 Delta-Plus AY.4.2 variant, and more. Medical articles are available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish.  
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Register Now for This Virtual Multiple Myeloma Workshop on November 20
The next IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will take place on November 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. CT / 10:00 a.m. ET. Learn about upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and clinical trials. The panel of experts will include IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael (TGen at the City of Hope — Phoenix); Clara Freeman, MD (Moffitt Cancer Center — Tampa, FL); and IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Kathleen Colson RN, BSN, BS (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — Boston). IMF Director of Regional Community Workshops and Support Groups Kelly Cox will welcome attendees. After each presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions.
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Save the Date: November 30th Is Giving Tuesday!
We know that many of you are facing new challenges with the pandemic and trying to find balance. We thank you for your continued support. November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity.

Not only is November 30th a day of giving, but a day to support one another and heal. If you have the means, we hope you can contribute to the IMF to continue our mission of improving the lives of so many living with this complex disease, and hopefully one day, finding a cure. No gift is too small!
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Attention Healthcare Practitioners: Free CME Credit Courses from Medscape Oncology and the IMF Are Now Available
In this CME series, IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie is joined by leading multiple myeloma practitioners to discuss frontline therapy, approaches to relapse care management, novel strategies for heavily pretreated myeloma patients, side effect management, clinical trials, and more. Complete all sections of these activities at the link below to earn CME credit.
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#ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series
This Week’s Question:

What are the upcoming oral medications that will be used against COVID-19?
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Clinical Trial Fact Sheets

CANOVA Trial (Accruing)

Phase II Relapsed or Refractory Venetoclax Trial (Accruing)

Phase I/II Trial Using a Venetoclax Combination With or Without Bortezomib (Accruing)

IKEMA Trial (Fully Accrued)

IMROZ Trial (Fully Accrued)

BOSTON Trial (Fully Accrued)
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Advances in Myeloma Treatments Webinar

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COVID-19 and Myeloma Webinar

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Financial Resources Webinar

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Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Oncopeptides Inc.,
Sanofi-Genzyme, and Takeda Oncology
We also thank individuals like you for your continued support!
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