Emerging Approaches to the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

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Release Date: October 31, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

With novel first-line treatments and drug combinations continuing to penetrate the therapeutic landscape in multiple myeloma, it is imperative that community oncologists stay informed and up-to-date on emerging strategies for treating newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). In this activity, Dr. Keith Stewart discusses several new treatments for NDMM and compares efficacy and safety data associated with these emerging drugs. He also outlines strategies to ensure that NDMM patients receive the most appropriate agents based on their unique characteristics.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast emerging drug classes for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
  • Identify the efficacy and safety of new and emerging agents for the first-line treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Outline evidence-based recommendations for the proper sequencing of therapies in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma


Emerging Approaches to the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma – Keith Stewart, MB, ChB, MBA

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through October 31, 2019. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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  6. Certificates for CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Keith Stewart, MB, ChB, MBA
Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Center for Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Keith Stewart is a consultant in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. In addition, he serves as the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and is recognized as the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research. Dr. Stewart’s current responsibilities at Mayo Clinic relate to the application of genomics to human health across the spectrum of discovery, translation, and application to clinical practice. He has served in several leadership roles across both research and clinical practice at Mayo Clinic, including as Dean for Research in Arizona, and as a member of the Arizona Executive Operations Team and Clinical Practice Committees.

Dr. Stewart has served on multiple boards for both non-profit and commercial organizations, most recently as a non-executive board member with Genomics England, Oncospire Inc. and OneOme Inc. He has more than 25 years of sustained national funding for a laboratory research program. He has authored more than 300 journal articles and other written publications, and has served as an associate editor of Blood and ASH Clinical News. Dr. Stewart’s research interest is in the genomics and biology of myeloma and he has led numerous clinical trials of new drugs for this blood cancer.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Keith Stewart has received honoraria as a consultant from Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Seattle Genetics, Inc., and Takeda Oncology.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Kristin Burke, Project Manager, Keith D’Oria, Medical Writer, and Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, and Takeda Oncology

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