It is clear: the future is bright for myeloma patients

| Yelak Biru

The 58th American Society of Hematology meeting took place from December 1 through the 6th in San Diego, CA. The IMF’s Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) meeting took place the morning of Friday December 2, 2016. GMAN’s objective is to Improve the lives of myeloma patients around the world. Attended by countries such as Australia, […]

My key take-aways

| Robin Tuohy

The Post-ASH blog is always a challenge and one that takes the longest. I like to gather my notes, review my many tweets, and think about what struck me as most exciting to share with you and my local support group members. I encourage you to check out ALL the tweets from #ASH16. Two of […]

Digesting it all

| Teresa Miceli

As I return home from the 58th annual American Society of Hematology meeting, there is so much information to digest and process. It was like a cornucopia of data. The #daratumumab information was plentiful – from the Castor and Pollux studies achieving Food and Drug Administration approval for use with Velcade + Dex or Revlimid […]

The week that was ASH 2016

| Thomas Goode

As I returned home from my first visit to ASH, I was still at a loss for words for what I witnessed while at the conference. The hype that I had when anticipating getting there lived up to my expectations. It took me a while to grasp the concept of the Abstracts. Once I got […]


| Tom Swick

Attending the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego was more significant to me personally than the previous two I attended. Nine years after my diagnosis, I find myself in a relapse for the first time, after only one treatment regimen. With so many clinical trials leading to stringent […]

Back in the trenches after ASH 2016

| John Auerbacher

BACK IN THE TRENCHES AFTER 2016 ASH Less than a day after returning from 2016 ASH, our IMF Westchester [NY] Support Group met for our monthly meeting. The format spontaneously changed into a two-hour discussion, in place of our customary round table where each person has an opportunity to discuss their current status and to […]

Bring It Home

| John De Flice

The idiom “bring it home” has been defined as, “to make something more clearly understood,” “to get to the heart of the matter,” to make perfectly clear,” “to return home with a gift for someone,” “to make someone understand much more clearly than they did before,” “to cause someone to realize something,” and so on.  […]

ASH 2016: Patient Perspective with John DeFlice

| John De Flice

In this video, patient advocate and co-leader of the Land of Enchantment Myeloma Support Group in Sante Fe, New Mexico, says he will be taking back the wealth of information that he learned at the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting to his local support groups, to folks who may not be able to […]