5/25/2017 – Press Release

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Cancer Caregiver Education Program CCEP © June 3, 2017 Chandler, AZ held at the Drury Inn in Chandler AZ, This Seminar was Sponsored by Insys Therapeutics and BHHS Legacy

Thank you to our cancer patients and caregivers, cancer resource exhibitors, faculty and staff, as well as our Sponsors: BHHS Legacy, Insys, and Bondurant for making our free June 3rd Cancer Caregivers seminar such a great success.  Visit our CCEP page to learn more.

Thank you to our Amazing Faculty, Sponsors and especially our myeloma patients and families who travelled from all over Arizona, Nevada, California and the Midwest, to attend our 11th Annual Living with Myeloma Conference on Saturday, March 18th!


Barbara and Jack

Help support AzMN's free cancer education and advocacy programs in 2017

We also invite you to support us via the Amazon Smile fund raiser .. Details for logging onto smile.amazon.com: go to the site www.smile.amazon.com , login into your personal amazon account (if you do not have one you must create one), you will come to a screen that ask you to select a charitable organization to start shopping now go to Or pick your own charitable organization type in Arizona Myeloma Network now click Search, select Arizona Myeloma Network by clicking the select button to the right of our name. Check off Yes, I understand that I must always……. Then start shopping. Its’ that simple.

Who is the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN)? AzMN was founded in June 2004 by Barbara B. Kavanagh. Our mission is to promote awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and caregivers.  Our members are patients, families, health care professionals, volunteers and others concerned about myeloma. AzMN is a nonprofit charity (501)(c)(3) organization that conducts outreach Events and Educational programs for Arizona Myeloma cancer patients, their families and caregivers, with special consideration for the under served: African American, Asian /Pacific, Hispanic American and Native American.

Mission Statement Our mission is to promote collaboration, awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and ALL cancer caregivers with special consideration to the underserved.


What is myeloma?  Multiple Myeloma is a complex and often misdiagnosed cancer of the bone marrow that affects plasma cells, which comprise the immune system and bone. The cause is unknown.  In the USA there are over 2,041 new cases of myeloma diagnosed every month! The average incidence of myeloma is 6 per 100,000 in the US, representing approximately 1% of all types of cancer. Thankfully an estimated 83,367 people are living with myeloma. AZ Governor’s Proclamation March 2016 *Arizona Myeloma Awareness Week * Arizona Governor issues a Proclamation designating the 3rd week of March (19th-26th) as “Arizona Myeloma Awareness Week!”? “Whereas, in Arizona, during the last five years, there have been an average of 372 newly diagnosed cases of Myeloma and 217 deaths caused by Myeloma each year; and…”? “Whereas, Arizona Myeloma Network established the Cancer Caregiver Educational Support Programs for the cancer caregivers who are unsupported and under-represented.” There is no cure, but myeloma is treatable. With the new research, earlier intervention, and new medications, lives are being saved and the quality of life is improving. Hopefully, with collaboration among researchers, clinicians, pharmaceuticals, and patient advocates… together, we will find a Cure!

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National Cancer Institute, SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) program statistics based on 2009-2011 data.

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