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!

We hope to have the Photos and Powerpoints on our website by March 28th.


Barbara and Jack

11th Annual Arizona Myeloma Network’s
Living withMyeloma Conference: Partnering with the Cure Corridor
This conference is ideal for Myeloma patients, their families, caregivers and health care professionals.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dr. Robert B. Kyle, M.D.

Dr. Robert B. Kyle, M.D.

8:00 am to 9:00 am – Free Registration
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.


Dr. Rafael Fonseca, M.D.

Presenting the latest Treatments and Research

Welcome: by Jim Lane, Mayor of Scottsdale and Chairman of the Scottsdale Cure Corridor Initiative.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Robert A. Kyle, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN., and Dr. Rafael Fonseca, M.D. Researcher,
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Scottsdale AZ.
Specialists: Dr. Karen Anderson; The Biodesign Institute/ASU/Mayo Clinic as well as speakers from INSYS,TGen,
MMRF, the Binding Site,.and other cancer specialists and healthcare professionals in Arizona.



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!

20280 N 59th Ave, Suite #115 448 Glendale, AZ 85308 623-466-6246 admin@azmyelomanetwork.org

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