International Myeloma Foundation

MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 2.16.2023

Register Now for the March 4th In-Person Regional Community Workshop 

The IMF will host an in-person Regional Community Workshop (RCW) on March 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. PST to 4:00 p.m. PST in San Diego County. Its location is the La Mesa Community Center’s Arbor Room at 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, 91942. Caitlin Costello, MD (Hematologist/Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego—La Jolla, CA) will review the definition of myeloma, multiple myeloma basics, advances in initial myeloma diagnosis, stages of treatment, and transplant. IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Sandra Rome, RN, MN, AOCN, CNS (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — Los Angeles) will discuss how patients can manage myeloma symptoms as well as side effects brought about by treatments. David Vesole, MD, PhD (Director of the Myeloma Program, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University; Co-Director of the Myeloma Division and Director of Myeloma Research at the John Theurer Cancer Center — Hackensack, NJ) will focus on the types of relapsed disease, considerations by doctors when selecting treatment, options for relapsed/refractory treatment, updates on clinical trials. Also, myeloma patient Tom Tucker and care partner Helen Tucker will share insights on the myeloma journey.

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Expert Myeloma Speakers Live and In-Person. Register NOW for FREE!

Back in person for the first time since 2019, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is excited to announce that the 2023 Boca Raton Patient and Family Seminar is taking place on March 17-18, 2023, in Boca Raton, Florida. Attendees will hear from the following experts: IMF President and CEO and 27-Year Myeloma Survivor Yelak Biru; IMF Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Board Brian G.M. Durie, MD; IMF Chief Medical Officer Joseph Mikhael MD (TGen, City of Hope — Phoenix); IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN®, BMTCN®, FAAN, FAPO (Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute — Cleveland); James Hoffman, MD (University of Miami Health System — Miami, FL); Principal Investigator of the IMF iStopMM Trial Sigurður Kristinsson, MD, PhD (University of Iceland — Reykjavik, Iceland); Professor of Medicine and Chief of Plasma Cell Disorders Division Peter Voorhees, MD (Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute — Charlotte, NC); and Professor Nikhil Munshi, MD (Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute —  Boston). You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of the world’s top myeloma experts. In-person seating is FREE but limited; REGISTER TODAY before slots fill up!

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15th Annual Miles for Myeloma Back In Person and Virtual

The Miles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk will be on April 29, 2023, in FDR Park in Philadelphia. Participants can take part in person or virtually. You can also make a difference with the purchase of a Tribute Path Plaque. Learn more about these tribute plaques as well as how to register.

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Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish-Virtual), February 21

Join Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish/Virtual) Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PST. The guest speaker is Dr. Lucrecia Yáñez San Segundo.

Lucrecia Yáñez San Segundo, MD. PhD.
Associate Physician, Hematology Service Hematopoietic Transplant and Cell Therapy Coordinator (II) Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital - IDIVAL Associate Prof. Department of Medicine and Psychiatry. University of Cantabria, Spain

Join us by registering at For any questions, please email [email protected].

Las Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo (Virtual/Español), 21 de Febrero

Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo  (Virtual/español), Martes, 21 de febrero, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (Tiempo Pacífico). Expositor invitado: Dra. Lucrecia Yáñez San Segundo.

Lucrecia Yáñez San Segundo, MD. PhD 
Médico Adjunto, Servicio de Hematología
Coordinadora de Trasplante Hematopoyético y Terapia Celular (II)
Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla - IDIVAL
Prof. Asociada. Dpto. Medicina y Psiquiatría. Universidad de Cantabria, España

Únase a nosotros registrándose en: Para preguntas, envíe un correo electrónoco a: [email protected].


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Christmas in the City Fundraiser for Myeloma Research Is a Tremendous Success! 

Held on December 12, 2022, at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, the Christmas in the City fundraiser—a holiday concert—raised $5,605 for the IMF’s myeloma research initiatives. Musician, actor, writer, and Director of Creative Services for The National Theatre for Children John Trones organized this fundraiser in memory of his eldest sister Mary Beth, who succumbed to aggressive myeloma. John said, “I know my sister Mary Beth would rejoice with us. Curing myeloma would mean others could be spared the loss of a sister, brother, mother, father, partner, or friend to this disease.” Read the full article to learn more about this fundraiser for a cure. 

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