Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Riney Foundation’s $40M Gift to Further Research at Dana-Farber

The Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation continues to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its efforts to advance multiple myeloma research, this time with a $40 million grant. This gift — the largest single award to myeloma research in Dana-Farber’s history — brings the foundation’s donations to the institute…

$10M Gift to Open Myeloma Research Center at Ohio State

A new research center at Ohio State University (OSU) aims to speed work into the discovery and development of more effective treatments for those with multiple myeloma. The Riney Family Foundation Myeloma Center for Advanced Research Excellence (Myeloma CARE) is being established through a $10 million gift from the…

New $100M Program Aims to Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials

A new $100-million program aims to improve the diversity of participants in U.S. clinical trials with the ultimate goal of achieving better health outcomes and parity in care for underserved patient populations. The initiative seeks to extend the reach of clinical studies to underserved populations in the nation’s urban and rural…

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Cast Reunites for Virtual Fundraiser

The cast of the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” reunited online to honor former co-star Peter Boyle for the International Myeloma Foundation’s (IMF) 14th Annual Comedy Celebration. The fundraiser benefits the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supports the IMF’s signature Black Swan Research Initiative. This year’s…

New HealthTree Feature Promotes Patient-to-Patient Communication

The navigation platform HealthTree has added a feature that enables people with myeloma to communicate with other patients on specific disease topics. Called Myeloma Crowd Community Forums, the feature organizes forums by topics that can be easily found. Patients may toggle among posts, pose questions, and have chats with other…

LLS Highlights Its Support Programs During Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout September for Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is asking the public to join its commitment to research, education, advocacy, and patient support. Blood cancers, including multiple myeloma, are diagnosed every three minutes in the U.S. Those who live with these conditions must…