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TwinCities – January 2018: Darzalex (Daratumumab)

January 13, 2018 – Twin Cities: Darzalex (Daratumumab) It a was cold… -9° cold morning in St. Louis Park but 37 intrepid souls turned up for the first support group meeting of the new year.  Our topic of discussion was … Continue reading

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Stillwater – January 2018: Empliciti (Elotuzumab)

Stillwater – January 10, 2018: Empliciti (Elotuzumab) A frigid January 10 brought a full house for our first meeting of 2018. We were joined by Ima Garcia, of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, who gave a presentation on their monoclonal antibody, Empliciti (elotuzumab). … Continue reading

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Rochester – December 2017: Relaxed and Relaxing Meeting

Rochester – December 16, 2017 Although we did not have an “official” meeting, there were about 5 of us who came for a donut and stayed for casual discussion. A few people drifted in and out to socialize. December may … Continue reading

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TwinCities – August 2017: Dr. McClune talks Transplants & Treatments

On August 12 we were joined by Dr. Brian McClune, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, in the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic; University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.  Dr. McClune gave a very detailed … Continue reading

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2017 IMF Support Group Leaders Summit

From July 20th through the 23rd seventy support group leaders from nearly sixty support groups met at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas for the International Myeloma Foundation’s 18th annual Support Group Leaders Summit.  The stated goal of the … Continue reading

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Stillwater – July 2017: Meet Doctor Dingli

Dr. David Dingli of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was the guest speaker at the July meeting of the Stillwater, MN, Multiple Myeloma Support Group. Takeda Pharmaceuticals provided lunch for the very large crowd in attendance. Dr. Dingli gave … Continue reading

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TwinCities – July 2017: Myeloma & Diet

On July 8 the topic of discussion was, “What is the link between Myeloma and diet?”, and our presenter was   Alice Shapiro, PhD, RD, LN, Research Scientist of Food Science and Nutrition for Park Nicollet. Dr. Shapiro discussed the … Continue reading

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TwinCities – May 2017: Binding Site & Blood Tests

Another great turnout for the May 13 meeting which featured a presentation by Naveen Bangia, PhD;  Director, Scientific Affairs for the The Binding Site Inc. He discussed Lab Values and how Binding Site tests, Freelite and Heavylite, help doctors and … Continue reading

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Stillwater – May 2017: Transplants & Social Work

On May 10 we were joined by Brady Voigt, LICSW, MSW; Transplant Social Worker at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester.  Topics covered by Brady were: 1) Long-term financial impact of multiple myeloma — available resources • Short & Long term disability. • … Continue reading

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Stillwater – April 2017: Eating Healthy

On April 12 our speaker was LeeAnn Greavu.  LeeAnn is a clinical dietician/nutritionist with the Healtheast system and has a particular interest in working with with cancer care patients.  Among the subjects she discussed was maintaining a diet with balanced … Continue reading

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