Multiple myeloma can affect anyone, but not all patients receive a timely diagnosis or have equitable access to the latest standard of care, therapies, or clinical trial opportunities.
We provide high-quality education and support for myeloma patients and their families, as well as for their healthcare providers, to improve care and extend lives, with a focus on reaching historically underserved patient populations. Our programs and partnerships with the myeloma clinical and research community meet patients where they are to advance more equitable access to information and care to drive better outcomes for every patient.
Navigating a new diagnosis and variety of treatment options can be complex. Our Patient Navigation Center enables multiple myeloma patients and caregivers to connect with patient navigators for information and support. Patients can connect with a patient navigator via phone, email, or online web form.
There are times when patients have questions during their journey with myeloma that only another patient or caregiver can answer. Our Myeloma Mentors program provides patients and caregivers the opportunity to connect with trained mentors. These mentors are fellow patients and caregivers who share personal insights to help inform, activate, empower, and support the multiple myeloma community.
The MMRF provides patients, caregivers and healthcare providers with the education and tools they need to make smarter treatment decisions and ultimately optimize patient care. We empower patients with on-demand content and resources about multiple myeloma, treatment options, and clinical trials from both experts and fellow patients, tailored to meet patients exactly where they are on their journey.
Our programs include webinars, patient summits, brochures, as well as CME-accredited programs for healthcare professionals.
Despite the high incidence of myeloma in the Black community, there are many barriers that prevent Black and other underserved patients from receiving the latest standard of care treatment, timely diagnoses, and optimal outcomes when compared to other patient populations.
To break down barriers and improve access to care, it is critical to build relationships in communities that are historically underserved by the healthcare system. The MMRF is engaging with community leaders and organizations to improve diversity and inclusion among Black and other underserved patients, as well as researchers through education and medical research opportunities.