PMMNG Meetings

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We will hold our monthly meeting on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM via Zoom.  We are fortunate to have Brian McMahon, the CEO and Founder of SparkCures, present his work on the power of clinical trials.  Brian’s mother was a myeloma patient which lit a fire in Brian to improve how myeloma patients can understand, become eligible and enroll in appropriate clinical trials.  Brian has all the important relationships with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and myeloma foundations to have built his tool, called SparkCures, on a strong foundation.  We hope you will bring your questions to this highly informative session.

Brian McMahon is a cancer survivor himself and founder of SparkCures. Brian believes that clinical trials are the only path towards better treatment, higher quality of life, and a cure for myeloma. He'll share how Spark Cures can assist patients and caregivers understand and discover eligible clinical trials.

At the start of our meeting, we will devote a bit of time to any urgent questions that you may have before starting our presentation. If something in your past month has caused you to be unsure or to show that you need more patient input, please be ready to raise it.  Of course, you are always welcomed to contact Maddie at [email protected] or Marilyn Alexander at [email protected] in between meetings.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Link to the recording of Brian's presentation 


Tentative list of upcoming PMMNG meeting program topics and speakers:


  • May 8           Clinical Trials                               Brian McMahon from SparkCures
  • June 12        Open Meeting
  • July 10          CBD                                               Dawn Rochester
  • August 14    No Meeting - Vacation!
  • Sept. 11       clonoSEQ MRD Test                     Kristin Zwanch from Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • Oct. 9           Caregiver/Patient Split    
  • Nov. 13        Healthcare Insurance Update     Christina Bach
  • Dec. 11        Holiday Party

General Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month (except August)
TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
WHERE: Via Zoom until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When safe, we will return to meeting at the University of the Sciences, IPEX Building, Room 239-40, 600 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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