The Island Where People Forget to Die: Is Eating "Real Food" the Reason?

In the October 28, 2012 issue of the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Dan Buettner discusses "The Blue Zones": places in the world where an unexpectedly high percentage of people live to be over 100 years old (or close).

Follow-Up Tips On How To Eat "Real Food": Maybe There Are Some Cookies You Can Eat!

After the teleconference on "10 Steps To Better Nutrition," numerous comments, questions, and helpful suggestions came into the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). It is clear that many details about food and drinks are of great interest.

Pomalidomide Update

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cancelled the planned November advisory committee (ODAC) meeting for Celgene's pomalidomide application.  Celgene, in a press release, indicated that the pomalidomide application is continuing, which means that a decision with regard to pomalidomide is still expected on or before February 10, 2013.

A Visit to the Land of Cherry Blossoms Ahead of the Crowds: IMF Japan Patient and Doctor Meetings: July 2012

We have just returned from a series of meetings in Kyoto, Japan: July 6-8, 2012. Kyoto is the site for the IMW (International Myeloma Workshop) meeting in April 2013 so it was especially helpful to have a preview of the city and International Conference Center (ICC) venue. The ICC is a large center and well capable of hosting the IMW 2013 meeting.

Can Cookies Cause Myeloma?

This may sound like a skit from "Saturday Night Live," but unfortunately, the connection is real.  The first thing to emphasize is that, although it is real, further investigation is required before cookies are added to the "do not eat" list.