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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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 June 18, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Erin Costanzo, PH. D. UW Cancer Psychology department will be our featured speaker for the June meeting.

Current newsletter, (PDF format)

Upcoming Meeting Speakers…

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

Conferences

3rd Annual Myeloma Patient and Caregiver Symposium in Pewaukee,
WI Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Upcoming Teleconferences or Webinars 


Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG Teleconference
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST

Learn more about current trends in myeloma treatment and research with this update from three major medical meetings held in June and July 2019.

Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will explain what’s new and exciting from:
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),
European Hematology Association (EHA), and
International Myeloma Working Group Summit (IMWG).

You won’t want to miss this free IMF teleconference followed by a Q&A session!

To make a reservation click here

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.

Multiple Myeloma or Cancer News

News... (Upcoming teleconferences are listed below)

ChemioCare Developing New Lenalidomide Skin Patch

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)

 



 

  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: In general, 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

  Donate

  Trillium Fund (University of Wisconsin)

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:
www.supportuw.org/give
(Trillium Fund in Multiple Myeloma Research – 112903576).

For any questions, please call (608) 264-5437 or email curecancer@supportuw.org

  Black Swan Research Initiative
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  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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