“Don’t Back Down!”

Michael Tuohy |

The days of ASH are filled with oral abstracts, posters, education, and scientific sessions—some of which are even simultaneous sessions. It’s a challenge to be everywhere, and I’m thankful that Dr. Durie provides the leaders with his suggestions on what would be most valuable for us to attend. Program for the “Living Well with Myeloma” […]

John Deflice, myeloma patient, with backdrop of ASH conference in Orlando 2019

The Size of the Dog

John DeFlice |

In the words of Mark Twain, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but fight in the dog.” We are often so consumed by our bad feelings that we don’t have the energy to deal with the issues that accompany us on our myeloma journey.  When listening to the speakers at the […]

Valarie Traynham on backdrop of American Society of Hematology

Hope Brings Resilience

Valarie Traynham |

Last evening, the International Myeloma Foundation hosted the “Living Well with Myeloma” and the 2020 Brian D. Novis Grant Award Reception. I had the pleasure of meeting three fellow myeloma warriors, Tim Gavallas, Dan Neidert, and Doug Farrell. Listening to the patient speakers share their stories brought back many memories from last year when I […]

The Rocks Stars at the Halls of #ASH19

Sheri Baker |

It is hard to know where to begin in describing this experience at the 61st ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition (ASH). The convention center is a maze of halls, meeting rooms, people, and displays. It is certainly overwhelming, in the vastness and the amount of information and research that is being presented. The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) had a […]

Cindy Chmielewski on ASH background

The 2020 Brian D. Novis Grant Awards Reception

Cynthia Chmielewski |

Fundraising is one way to be an advocate and pay it forward. Although fundraising is not easy, it is empowering to be part of the potential cure. You become a valued partner in research.  For the last 12 years the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group (PMMNG) has held a 5K, entitled Miles for Myeloma, to […]