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09-11-2008, 03:48 PM
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The IMF says journal editorial documents dramatic increase in survival since the 1980s

North Hollywood, CA ? September 11, 2008 - The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)?supporting research and providing education, advocacy and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers and physicians?today said survival outcomes have improved dramatically for patients with multiple myeloma, cancer in the bone marrow that affects blood cell production. Writing in the October 10th edition of the*Journal of Clinical Oncology*, IMF chairman Brian G.M. Durie, M.D., notes that 25 years ago only 48 percent to 66 percent of myeloma patients survived two years, depending on which treatment was used. By contrast today, two-year survival rates are around 90 percent.