Dr. Hira Mian from Juravinski writes
' Last year's local march funds helped support three pivotal projects at the Hamilton site. We conducted two large studies looking at quality of life collected in patients with myeloma across Ontario between 2007-2018. These are the largest studies of quality of life ever to be done in patients with myeloma across the world. Through them, we were able to show that for patients that do not get a transplant, while quality of life improves, there are still many symptoms that remain even one year following diagnosis. Especially symptoms are like depression/anxiety need to discussed and addressed more often. In transplant patients, we showed that quality of life gets back to baseline within three months following transplant. Lastly, funds from last year helped us validate a frailty score that has been published in clinical trials. We showed that this easy frailty score can be used to predict patient survival as well as how often they are admitted to the hospital. Findings from the above three studies supported by the March were presented at major international conferences are published in top journals in this field. Thank you for your ongoing support.'
So yes, your donation makes a difference...locally and nationally.
Our on line auction in open now and here is the link (just copy and paste). Great items this year (DCBC beverages, Louise Penney hardcover, etc).
And here is the Zoom link if you wish to watch from the comfort of your home.
By making a donation you are helping to fund clinical research and to support advocacy for accelerated access to game-changing therapies for Canadian myeloma patient. (maybe Andrew!)
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