Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research is dedicated to developing effective therapies in treating these diseases and improving the quality of life and longevity of patients. Multiple myeloma is a unique cancer that destroys bones, and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world with no known cure. A team of expert scientists work for the institute in research and development of treatments. Areas of research include the symbiotic relationship between bone marrow and cancer cells, combination therapies, disease-specific and patient-specific therapies and identifying genetic sources. The institute's fundraising efforts include running, cycling and triathalon race participants who wish to raise money for the cause.