In Canada, an estimated 2,600 new cases of people diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma will be present along side of 1,400 estimated dealths (Stats Canada, 2014).
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell found in the bone marrow and other tissues and organs. Multiple myeloma is considered a hematological or blood cancer because it affects blood cells (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about multiple myeloma, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
The International Myeloma Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of myeloma patients and their families. The Foundation has 195,000 members in 113 countries. It advocates, supports and fundraises for myeloma research worldwide. Their web page provides information about myeloma and offers general information about the disease as well as web casts and blogs.
IMF International Headquarters:
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
United States of America
USA and Canada only: 800-452-CURE (2873)
The Myeloma Beacon is an online source of information for patients, families and others who are interested in myeloma.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was founded in 1998 by identical twin sisters Kathy Giusti and Karen Andrews shortly following Kathy’s diagnosis with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The mission of the MMRF is to urgently and aggressively fund research that will lead to the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 229-0464
Fax: (203) 229-0572