Recently we were notified by Suzanne Battaglia at the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) that money that we donated to the IMF through our Miles for Myeloma 5K fundraiser has been awarded as a grant to Neelam Bhardwaj, Ph.D., a multiple myeloma researcher in Salt Lak
Each year the IMF awards junior and senior research grants to scientists who are devoted to expanding knowledge about multiple myeloma and the potential treatments that can be used. For many years, the PMMNG has contributed to these grants via our Miles for Myeloma 5K program.
PMMNG member Phil Falkowitz was recently featured in two published articles about multiple myeloma.
PMMNG member Cindy Chmielewski hosted the July 2017 Patient Cafe video podcast. The topic of the podcast "living with multiple myeloma."
PMMNG members Cindy Chmielewski and Nancy Stewart participated in the August 2017 Patient Cafe video podcast. The podcast focused on the importance of patient self-education and empowerment.
Sharon and Marilyn Alexander recently shared their experiences as a myeloma patient (Marilyn) and a caregiver (Sharon) for a recent (August 2017) segment of the IMF's Patient Voices series.
The Summer 2017 issue of Myeloma Minutes, published by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), features an article describing our Miles for Myeloma 5K fundraiser. The 2017 Miles for Myeloma 5K raised nearly $100,000 for the IMF. 2017 marked the ninth year we've held the Miles for Myeloma fundraiser.
PMMNG member Cindy Chmielewski participated in a web-based panel discussion about "Optimizing Adherence to Oral Agents" sponsored by
PMMNG member Phil Falkowitz started taking Revlimid (lenalidomide) way back in 2001, during the Phase 1 clinical trial of Revlimid. That trial went well for him (and for Revlimid).
PMMNG member, Nancy Stewart, was honored as the Patient Representative during the Opening Ceremony of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light the Night Celebration in Philadelphia on October 28, 2017. Here are some photos from the ceremony.