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MMRF 2015 myeloma year in review

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MMRF 2015 myeloma year in review

I’m part of a Cure Talk Radio broadcast in a few hours featuring Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation co-founder, Anne Quinn Young. If you can’t listen live, I’ll pass along a link so you an listen later.

Here’s a short rundown about the show:

2015 saw a lot of action in the Myeloma world. Four new drugs were approved by the FDA increasing treatment options and allowing new combination regimens; promising immunotherapy research results will see these being used in clinical practice and 1000 myeloma patients have been enrolled for the MMRF’s CoMMpass study.

Anne MMRFWe are talking to Anne Quinn Young of the MMRF to understand the significance of progress in myeloma research in 2015 for the myeloma patient community as well as review MMRF research initiatives in the last year and what patients can expect in the coming new year.

We go live at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. Here’s the number to call in so you can listen or ask questions:

(718) 664- 6574

If you happen to read this before 6 PM, you can leave a comment here and I’ll make sure to ask Anne about it.

Anne and I started developing a friendship when I met her on a media panel in Boston six or seven years ago. She’s a tireless worker. Very bright.

I’m going to ask her if she has a feeling for which of the dozens of possible next generation myeloma therapies being studied she thinks will be approved first? More importantly, which does she think is likely to work best?

Anne knows a lot about quality of life issues facing myeloma patients as we live longer. I think she’s been at this for over a decade. I should ask her. Is that like asking a woman her age? Maybe I should: you look awfully youthful in the picture I had on file, Anne!

Feel good and keep smiling! Pat