Serving Madison, Southern Wisconsin and the greater multiple myeloma community
"Providing an opportunity for multiple myeloma patients
and their loved ones to
come together to exchange information for mutual support, comfort, and friendship"
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, and is considered a cancer of the immune system. It is currently considered incurable but is treatable. Multiple myeloma accounts for less than one percent of all cancers. If you are new to understanding multiple myeloma, it may be helpful for you to start with the links in the left column.
Note that multiple myeloma is very individual, and patients should discuss any changes with their physician. The information provided in this Web site is for educational purposes only.
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Please join us at one of our regular meetings or join the mailing list for our free monthly newsletter. Family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well. You will quickly find out you are not alone. We will help keep you informed of the latest Multiple Myeloma management information.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday August 20, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Kelley Sidorowicz, IMF Support Group Regional Director will be our featured speaker at the August meeting. She will join us at 3:30pm and will have a Q & A time available.
Kelley Sidorowicz joined the IMF’s Support Group team in 2019 after
previously being part of the Advocacy team since 2016, working on federal
and state policy issues as well as helping the IMF to grow our grassroots
network. Previously, she worked in the health and wellness community as
certified health and wellness educator, personal trainer, and yoga instructor. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Frostburg State University. She resides in Southern Maryland.
Current newsletter, (PDF format)
Upcoming Meeting Speakers…
- Our Myeloma Support Group will be recognizing a milestone 20 years in
September. No speaker is planned. Leaving the time open for us to celebrate!
- Dr Natalie Callander will likely join us for the October meeting.
- Dr Shannon O'Mahar will be our featured speaker for the December meeting. She will likely be presenting 2019 ASH conference highlights.
New Fact Sheet Available from LLS
This new fact sheet provides information for patients and their families about minimal residual disease (MRD), which refers to the small number of cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment.
Click here to download the PDF or order a free copy.
From the LLS Patient Education Team
3rd Annual Myeloma Patient and Caregiver Symposium in Pewaukee,
WI Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Click here to see the flyer for details
Multiple Myeloma or Cancer News
News... (Upcoming teleconferences are listed below)
Wisconsin State Journal Friday, August 9, 2019 - Medicare to Cover Gene Therapy. See more in News
Brand new booklet
from the IMF Educational Series.... Understanding
Peripheral Neuropathy in Myeloma. This can be viewed online and is very
well written. Very comprehensive and will expand what you may already know
about this subject. Bet you didn't know about “Pickle Juice”?
Our group member, Bashir Nasserjah will be doing “The Ride”, Sunday, September 22, 2019 Madison, WI. To support him and all the riders, go to www.theridewi.org. This ride fundraiser will support the cancer research at the UW-Madison.
Attached to the January email: Time to talk about Multiple Myeloma
Please see the December, 2018 newsletter for news about approval of a new drug therapy (EPd) for treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloma in patients who have received at least two prior therapies
MMRF introduces MyDRUG (Myeloma – Developing Regimens Using Genomics) clinical trial. (More in the December, 2018 newsletter)
Upcoming Teleconferences or Webinars
None currently listed
Success and Celebrations
Matt Howard took first place in the Driftless 50K Trail Race.
Bashir Nasserjah participated in "The Ride", benefiting The UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of Each Month
3:30 – 5:30 PM
UW West Clinic
451 Junction Road
Conference room 1287
Program: In general, speakers every second
month, group discussion alternate months
For more information:
Jayne Schwartz email@example.com
The Trillium Fund was established by our founding support group members to facilitate Multiple Myeloma research here in Madison at the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research. If you or your family wish to donate or send a memorial to this program, checks can be made payable to the “UW Foundation – Trillium Fund” and sent to:
UW Carbone Cancer Center,
University of Wisconsin Foundation,
1848 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726
Donations may also be made online at:
(Trillium Fund in Multiple Myeloma Research – 112903576).
For any questions, please call (608) 264-5437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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