Positive Butterfly News, Immune Tweaking with CRISPR, and Looking to the Future in China

As I reported in a previous blog, not only does the herbicide Roundup cause lymphomas and myeloma, its widespread use on GMO (genetically modified organism) crops has decimated milkweed, an herbaceous perennial and the essential food for monarch butterflies. Since 1990, about 970 million monarchs have vanished.

Chinese physicians learn about myeloma at the 4th IMF Myeloma Master Class

For the fourth year in a row, a group of physicians from leading medical institutions in China came to Los Angeles to learn about myeloma during the International Myeloma Foundation’s unique Myeloma Master Class. During the course of the seven days, they expanded their knowledge of what is possible in treating myeloma patients in China, and we learned about the challenges facing these incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic young physicians.

China 2013: IMF Holds Meetings in Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou, China -- You may not have heard of Guangzhou, but it is a huge city in southeast China, two hours by car or rail north of Hong Kong--a bustling manufacturing and financial hub with a population of 13 million. The Pearl River Delta mega-city area, which includes Guangzhou, has a population of approximately 40 million, and encompasses Shenzhen (home of iPad production), Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan.