The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and find a cure. Founded in 1998 by multiple myeloma patient Kathy Giusti and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. Together with its partners, the MMRF created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine, generated the single largest genomic data set in all cancers and continues to disrupt, pioneer and lead new research efforts. The MMRF has raised over $400 million since its inception and directs nearly 90% of the total funds raised to research and related programs. For more information, visit mmrf.org.
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the plasma cells. In multiple myeloma, malignant plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out the normal plasma cells that help fight infections. These malignant plasma cells then produce abnormal proteins (m protein), which may cause tumors, damage the kidneys, and impair immune system function.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, and although it is considered incurable, it is very much a treatable disease thanks to recent advancements in cancer research. Historically, there was little hope for multiple myeloma patients, because multiple myeloma treatment options were incredibly limited. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), however, has revolutionized the way multiple myeloma is treated, substantially improving the life expectancy of multiple myeloma patients. Since its inception, the MMRF has helped introduce ten new drugs and through the power of new technology, genomics, and immunology, lives are now being saved.
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