What Happens at the American Society of Hematology Needs to be Shared with Everyone!
Martine Elias, Executive Director
Find out more about Myeloma Canada’s Perspective on Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy (CAR-T) here .
"Every year during the first week of December, I attend the American Society of hematology (ASH), the most comprehensive blood cancer conference. Why? Because the meeting is an invaluable educational experience and provides the opportunity to learn about research updates from many international myeloma scientists. It is a once-a-year opportunity to network with top minds in the field and a global community of more than 25,000 hematology professionals from every subspeciality." 
Research & Drug Access
Kyprolis is Now Covered in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
We are happy to annouce Kyprolis (carfilzomib), in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone or with dexamethasone only, for multiple myeloma patients who have received 1 to 3 previous treatments is now covered in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. 

We are hoping Prince Edward Island follows suit in 2019, so that Kyprolis will officially become accessible in all provinces across the country!
Myeloma Research Updates Presented at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
Learn all about the:

  • MAIA Trial
  • Bispecific T-cell Engager (BiTE®)
  • GRIFFIN Trial
  • Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy Research is Ongoing in Myeloma
  • FORTE Trial
  • STORM Trial
Find Clinical Trials
We invite you to try Myeloma Canada’s clinical trial personalized search tool! This simplified user-friendly tool allows you to receive email alerts on upcoming trials based on the stage of your disease, your place of residence and the clinical trial phase you are interested in. 
Awareness Day in British Columbia
We received great support from the British Columbia MLA's at the Myeloma Canada Awareness Day that took place at the BC Provincial Legislature in November. Our patient representatives from across the province, as well as Myeloma Canada representatives, Martine Elias, Executive Director, and Michelle Oana, Associate Director of Development and Communications, met with 22 members of the Legislative Assembly to bring awareness to myeloma and share the urgency of listing new drugs on provincial formularies (such as daratumumab) as quickly as possible. A few MLA's also had a very personal connection to myeloma and shared our sense of urgency with the group.
Ellen Church receives the Marion State Memorial Myeloma Canada Nursing Award
On December 8, Myeloma Canada was in Toronto to honour the work of Ellen Church, RN, (C) OCN, as a Myeloma Clinical Nurse at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Ms. Church received the Marion State Memorial Myeloma Canada Nursing Award recognizing Canadian nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing care through leadership, teamwork, passion and commitment to advancing the care of myeloma patients.
Holiday Promotion
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Send a meaningful greeting card to lift a special someone’s holiday spirit.
New Virtual Support Group 
Due to popular demand, Myeloma Canada created a new virtual support group for patients and caregivers of all ages impacted by myeloma. This is a closed group, offering a safe environment for patients and caregivers to connect and exchange with others facing the challenges of living with the disease. While this virtual support group eliminates geographical and language barriers (thanks to Facebook’s translation feature), information shared on this page is not visible to the general public and all members must request to join the group in order to gain access. 
Spotlight on Shawn Philpott: My New Normal
'' Today, I am back at work on a full-time basis. It is a new normal. I have learned to take it easy when I need to and know now that if I don’t listen to my body, I usually pay the price for it. I am getting back to the activities I love.''
Upcoming Events
Abbotsford InfoSession
January 24, 2019
Restaurant 62
Abbotsford, British-Colombia

For patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the myeloma community.
Myeloma Canada National Conference
Save the date!
April 27-28, 2019
Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
Toronto, Ontario
Meet & Greet in Prince George
January 12, 2019
10:30 AM - 2 PM
Centre for the North, Cancer Clinic
1215 Lethbridge Street,
Prince George, BC, V2M 7E9
Meet & Greet in Vancouver
January 13, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM
Inspire Health
1330 W 8th Ave Unit #200
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A6
In the community
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