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Vincent Rajkumar: International Myeloma Foundation bringing together leaders from around the world
Jun 19, 2024, 02:11

Vincent Rajkumar: International Myeloma Foundation bringing together leaders from around the world

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The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) was formed in 2002 by the International Myeloma Foundation bringing together leaders from around the world. The first papers:

2003 – Diagnostic criteria
2006 – Staging System
2007 – Response Criteria 60

60 IMWG papers since then.

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Complete IMWG publications link.

IMWG Steering Committee and Scientific Committees.

2014 IMWG Diagnostic Criteria is the most cited myeloma paper ever.

‘IMWG diagnostic criteria paper crosses 5000 citations— first myeloma paper ever to reach this landmark.’

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Source: Vincent Rajkumar/X

Vincent Rajkumar is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Chair for the Mayo Clinic Myeloma, Amyloidosis, and Dysproteinemia Group.  He also chairs the Board of directors of  The International Myeloma Foundation and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Myeloma Committee.

His extensive contributions include over 230 peer-reviewed publications, predominantly focusing on multiple myeloma and related plasma cell disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Rajkumar is a Section Editor for multiple myeloma and related disorders for Leukemia and an Associate Editor for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.