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International Myeloma Foundation
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Improving Lives ∙ Finding the Cure
Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is dedicated to our mission: to improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

Your support helps us provide a wide range of programs and services to the myeloma community in the areas of Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.

Research: The International Myeloma Foundation is the leader in globally collaborative myeloma research. The IMF brings together the world’s leading experts in the most successful and unique way through the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), which is charting the course to a cure, mentoring the next generation of innovative investigators, and improving lives through better care.

In 2012, the IMF launched the Black Swan Research Initiative, a unique project to develop a definitive cure for myeloma. The BSRI now joins the groundbreaking and innovative myeloma research the IMF has actively supported for more than twenty years.

Education: The IMF’s educational seminars and workshops provide up-to-date information to myeloma patients and their families directly from leading myeloma researchers and practicing clinicians. Our library of over 100 publications is updated annually and available free of charge to all who need them.

Support: The IMF maintains a network of over 150 support groups worldwide and provides training for the hundreds of men and women who volunteer to lead these group in their communities Our toll-free Hotline (800-452-CURE) answers questions and provides information and support to thousands of families each year.

Advocacy: The IMF Advocacy program helps guide individuals to advocate for critical health issues that affect the Myeloma community. The IMF leads the Patient Equal Access Coalition to PEAC and the State Patient Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC) to advocate for parity in insurance coverage for oral cancer therapies.

Learn more about the way the IMF is helping to improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure. Contact us at 800-452-CURE or visit
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800-452-CURE, 818-487-7455
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206 North Hollywood, CA 91607


Comedian Fred Willard was on Good Day LA talking about his role hosting the IMF’s upcoming 9th Annual Comedy Celebration this Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Watch the interview, here:
Fred Willard is hosting the 9th Annual International Myeloma Foundation's Ninth Annual Comedy Celebration. Here’s a look at Ray Romano and Doris Roberts from last year's show.
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Join the next IMF “Living Well With Myeloma” teleconference on Thursday, October 8 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Dedicated myeloma nurses Beth Faiman and Teresa Miceli will speak and present, “Nurse Leadership Board Members Address Patient and Caregiver Questions.” Register and reserve your spot, here:
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If a loved one is scheduled for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant you won’t want to miss this free webinar by the Bone and Marrow Transplant Information Network, “Family Caregivers 101: What You Need to Know About Caring for a Recovering Transplant Patient.” Learn how to reduce the physical and emotional challenges of the experience. Join the webinar Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 PM ET, 4:30 PM PT by registering here:
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What are the most effective diagnostic tools? Have this and other common questions answered today at 4pm PT/7pm ET on the next “Living Well With Myeloma” teleconference! Myeloma nurses Beth Faiman and Teresa Miceli will present, “Nurse Leadership Board Members Address Patient and Caregiver Questions.” Register and join us:
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In his blog this week, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie writes about Dr. Bruno Paiva, member of IMF's Black Swan Research Initiative team and recent Bart Barlogie Young Investigator Award winner. Dr. Paiva's primary research area is the assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD and Dr. Durie explains that “this award acknowledges Bruno individually and the importance of the MRD approach to searching for a cure for myeloma." Read the full story, here:
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Tickets are going fast for the IMF’s 9th Annual Comedy Celebration happening next Saturday 10/8 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre & Club in L.A. Celebrated comic Tig Notaro will perform and silent auction items include an 8-day European Viking river cruise, for Downton Abbey fans -- a dinner with Mrs. Patmore character actress Lesley Nicol, IMF President Susie Novis and IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie in their home and more! Proceeds benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund, as well as support the Black Swan Research Initiative® -- Tickets available here:
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IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie co-authored a study on the first clinical trial to investigate carfilzomib (Kyprolis®), pomalidomide (Pomalyst®), and dexamethasone (CPD) as treatment regimen in multiple myeloma. The study results were published last week in the journal BLOOD. To read the full study findings, which Dr. Durie says were, “remarkably good,” click here:
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More than 900 patients have been treated with selinexor in phase I and phase II clinical trials. In an ongoing phase I clinical trial, selinexor in combination with low-dose dexamethasone demonstrated favorable responses in myeloma patients. Read more about the selinexor STORM trials here:
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