Now, a new project will attempt to replicate iStopMM’s large, population-based approach in the U.S. Funded by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), an entertainment-industry-based charitable organization that raises money for cancer research, the project will attempt to recruit approximately 50,000 individuals over the age of 45. The target population for the survey includes people with first-degree relatives who have had multiple myeloma, and African-Americans, since African-Americans are three times more likely than whites to develop the precursor conditions and tend to develop them at an earlier age.

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