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.

Overview
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Stages
Testing
Treating
Funding Treatments
Clinical Trials
At Home: Things To Do
Caregiver
Blogs
Portable Medical History
Questions,
or to receive information
Email Jayne at:
schwartzdon@sbcglobal.net
 Future Meetings

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.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday April 17, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dr. Aric Hall, MD, will join us at 4:30 PM

Current newsletter, (PDF format)

Success and Celebrations

Ben and Katie Marcus hosted a golf benefit for the Trillium Fund for multiple myeloma research. The event was called On Course For a Cure and it raised $74,000. Details and photos.

Matt Howard took first place in the Driftless 50K Trail Race.

Bashir Nasserjah participated in "The Ride", benefiting The UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

TheTrillium presentation   Register here

Multiple Myeloma or Cancer News

News... (Upcoming teleconferences are listed below)

Joe Ripp Music CD Fundraiser

Dr. Callander Award

Winter 2016/2017 Edition of Myeloma Today: ASH Highlights and More

Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma

UW Health surgeon, Dr. Ben Marcus will be participating in “Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma” to raise money and awareness

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies Can Attack Organs” by Matt Richtel

Multiple myeloma and the chemical Permethrin (see news)

Upcoming Teleconferences or Webinars 

 


 

  Meeting Time and Location

  Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of Each Month
  3:30 – 5:30 PM
  Location:
  UW West Clinic
  451 Junction Road
  Madison, WI

  Map and Driving Directions

  Conference room 1287
  Program: Speakers Every Second Month,
  Group Discussion Alternate Months

  For more information:
  Jayne Schwartz schwartzdon@sbcglobal.net
  or
  608-244-2120

  Madison, Wisconsin Support Information

  Past Newsletters

  Gilda's Club of Madison

  Contact Us or Provide Suggestions

  Wisconsin Support Information

  Wisconsin Multiple Myeloma Groups

  National and International Organizations

  International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS)

  Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)

  Advocacy

  IMF Advocacy Updates

Advocacy Update, January 2018

  • Cancer Drug Parity Act, H.R 1409 – Cosponsor Update
  • Oral Parity Legislation -State Update
  • VETS Act Passed
  • Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage "RAISE" Family Caregivers Act- H.R.3759

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  Trillium Fund (University of Wisconsin)

  Black Swan Research Initiative
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  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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