Study Aims to Discover How COVID-19 is Affecting WM Patients
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Study Aims to Discover How COVID-19 is Affecting WM Patients

A new study is seeking to understand how the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is impacting patients with a rare blood cancer called Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM). The research is to be conducted…

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IWMF and PleXus Communications are Teaming up to Help Spread Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Awareness
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IWMF and PleXus Communications are Teaming up to Help Spread Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Awareness

The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) has recently announced an exciting new partnership that will help facilitate spreading awareness about Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of blood cancer. This…

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Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia: A Rare Patient Story

On the weekend of June 7th through 9th, I had the privilege of attending the 2019 International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation's Annual Educational Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the behalf of…

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Saturday Afternoon Live: Dr. Steven Treon’s Presentation at the 2019 IWMF Educational Forum June 8th will be Streamed Online!

The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a nonprofit organization founded by patients. Their mission? Support patients currently living with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM) while simultaneously supporting the search for a…

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Research Updates for Multiple Myeloma and WM!
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Research Updates for Multiple Myeloma and WM!

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has just announced research updates on multiple myeloma and waldenstrom macroglobulinemia which indicate significant progress in the search for treatments for these diseases. The Findings 1) There…

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First Chemotherapy-Free Combination Treatment Approved For Waldrenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

According to a story from BioSpace, the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new combination treatment for Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM).…

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A Patient With Waldenström Macroglobulinemia has Shown a Large Reduction in Overall Tumour Volume While Taking Part in a Clinical Trial
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A Patient With Waldenström Macroglobulinemia has Shown a Large Reduction in Overall Tumour Volume While Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

A patient with Waldenström Macroglobulinemia taking part in a clinical trial of the experimental drug CLR 131 for the treatment of B-cell hematologic cancers is reported to have achieved a…

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A Supplemental New Drug Application Has Been Submitted For a Combination Therapy For Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
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A Supplemental New Drug Application Has Been Submitted For a Combination Therapy For Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the drug Imbruvica (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab (Rituxan) for treating Waldenström macroglobulinemia. The…

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Get Connected! Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) Support Groups
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Get Connected! Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) Support Groups

There is support out there for people living with and/or affected by Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM). Thankfully, according to Patient Worthy Partner International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF,) a gap may be bridged…

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Dates for 2018 Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Educational Forum Announced
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Dates for 2018 Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Educational Forum Announced

Pull out those calendars! If you’ve been searching for an opportunity to connect with others living with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM), or with those who help care for these individuals—this may…

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Speak Out: Attend a Free Online Discussion for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
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Speak Out: Attend a Free Online Discussion for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Want to join in on a Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia discussion, but there isn’t one near you? Well, this might be a great opportunity to take part in one from the comfort…

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More than $2M Going to Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Research
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More than $2M Going to Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Research

A record amount of dollars is heading to help those fighting Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM). According to its website, for the first time, the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) approved $2.2…

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The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation is Teaming up with CancerCare

Patient Worthy Partner and rare cancer advocacy group The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is partnering with CancerCare to bring you an event on October 4th that you won't want…

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This WM Patient from Across the Pond Has Been Reconnected With His Donor
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This WM Patient from Across the Pond Has Been Reconnected With His Donor

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a devastating form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Specifically, this cancer starts in the B cells of the body (B lymphocytes). Waldenstrom's cancer cells are capable of making…

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Doctors and Patient Advocates are Working Tirelessly for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
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Doctors and Patient Advocates are Working Tirelessly for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

The latest in Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia news comes not only from the hospital clinic, but also from the race track, and the dance floor! As for the former, latest results are…

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Staying In-The-Know with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Treatment
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Staying In-The-Know with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Treatment

Although there are treatments currently available with a proven track record against rare types of cancers, such as Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, with any treatment, however successful, there will be a handful…

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Editor’s Choice: When Being a Rare Disease Patient = Being a Fighter

WHEW! That week was short, wasn't it? We hope you had an awesome Independence Day Weekend in the US, and Canada Day in our neighbors to the north. This week,…

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Communication Could Mean Progress for Rare Diseases like Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
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Communication Could Mean Progress for Rare Diseases like Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Communication in the medical field doesn’t happen as much as it should. But, when it does, great discoveries often occur. The thing is, science is complicated. Researchers have so much…

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