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Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada (WMFC)

WMFC is the only Canadian Charitable organization dedicated solely to the Support, Education and Research for a Cure of WM.

Support Groups

A diagnosis of WM, a rare type of cancer may cause fear, anxiety or uncertainty.  Having a rare cancer may make you feel like you’re all alone.  But you’re not!

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Latest Canadian WM Information

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  • Both NACI and Santé Québec have published statements approving third doses of Covid vaccines for those who are undergoing “active treatment”.  Depending on on how they define “active treatment”, this may or may not include those of us with WM, and those of us with WM but on watch-and-wait.  You can see the official NACI summary here, and the Santé Québec statement here.

  • NCT04624906, the only Canadian trial specifically for WM patients, a.k.a. the BRAWM trial led by Dr. Berinstein, is now accepting patients not just at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, but also at the Vancouver General Hospital, the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, and The Ottawa Hospital.

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (the US part of the organization) has reported data from more than 1,400 blood cancer patients regarding their ability to produce antibodies against Covid-19.  The title says it all — “Get Vaccinated, Act Unvaccinated”!  See https://lls.org/who-we-are/covid-19-vaccines-faq-patients-and-caregivers for more information, and in particular, see the last part for excellent FAQs from vaccinated blood cancer patients.

Have you missed some of our older posts in this section?  They are short, and they come and go quickly!!  To check up on what you’ve missed, you can look at our collection of small posts, here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Toronto / Southern Ontario Support Group Meeting

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

IWMF Ed Forum: Understanding WM Workshop

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

IWMF Ed Forum: WM & Self-care Workshop

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Lymphoma Canada: 5th Annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - October 15 @ 4:00 pm EDT

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

IWMF Ed Forum: Day 1

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:35 pm EDT

IWMF Ed Forum: Day 2

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:45 pm EDT

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Toronto / Southern Ontario Support Group Meeting

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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