This Medical Moment Episode 8 – White Space Warrior
At the age of 37, Kathy Giusti was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of cancer. At the time, the disease was 100% fatal with few treatment options available. Diving deeper into her diagnosis and the disease, Kathy saw a “white space,” an opportunity to advance research and treatment for Multiple Myeloma. As a result, she founded the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) in 1997.
Since its inception, the MMRF has helped accelerate the discovery of 15 new treatments for Multiple Myeloma to patients globally. Most recently, Kathy co-created the “Playbook for Cures” in conjunction with Harvard Business School and Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator. In our latest episode of This Medical Moment, Kathy shares the secrets to her team’s success, including:
- How to bring industry players together to create greater impact
- Why data sharing is paramount to advancing research and treatment options
- The importance of identifying the “white spaces” when building your mission
- Advice for nonprofit professionals looking to change the standard of care