Developments in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Considerations for Improved Patient Outcomes
Release Date: July 20, 2022
Expiration Date: July 20, 2023
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 60 minutes
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In this activity, two leading experts in multiple myeloma provide the latest updates in novel treatment regimens used in practice today and review emerging regimens currently in clinical trials for potential use in the future. They discuss how to currently approach treatment decisions for your patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) and strategies that may be incorporated into treatment to impact patient quality of life.
This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, nurses, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with multiple myeloma.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Personalize initial therapy and maintenance approaches for NDMM based on patient and disease characteristics, and the latest evidence from clinical trials and real-world experience
- Identify the most appropriate therapies for patients with NDMM who have underlying comorbidities and who have treatment-related adverse events that necessitate changing therapeutic strategies
- Utilize patient education and shared decision-making approaches to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes
- Developments in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Considerations for Improved Patient Outcomes – Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
- Questions and Answers on Developments in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma – Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
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Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Sagar Lonial earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Department Chair and Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lonial’s previous laboratory work has focused on evaluating the impact of purified dendritic cell subsets on the nature of immune responses against antigen, and he has completed several trials evaluating the impact of cytokines on dendritic cell content and post-transplant immune recovery. More recently, he has focused on combinations of novel agents as therapy for myeloma
Dr. Lonial serves as Vice Chair of the Myeloma Committee in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and as Myeloma editor for Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia. He has received the Celgene Young Investigator Award, Indo American Cancer Association (IACA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the COMY Multiple Myeloma Excellence Award for Clinical Science, and the Giants of Cancer Care inductee, and currently holds the Anne and Bernard Gray Family Chair in Cancer.
Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
Chief of Myeloma Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Dr. Saad Usmani received his medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. He now serves as the Chief of Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City.
Dr. Usmani is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He holds membership and leadership roles on national/international committees, including the International Myeloma Working Group, the SWOG Myeloma Committee, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Transplant & Cellular Therapy, and the National Cancer Institute Myeloma Steering Committee. Dr. Usmani has served as the vice chair of the SWOG Myeloma Committee, and has served as chair for the ASH Scientific Committee on Plasma Cell Neoplasia, and the ASCO Scientific Committee on Plasma Cell Disorders He has received several international awards recognizing his clinical and translational research contributions to the field, including the Celgene Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research, COMY Award for Excellence in Myeloma Research, LLS Scholar in Clinical Research and the International Myeloma Society Bart Barlogie Award for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Usmani has authored/co-authored more than 190 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and 230 abstracts at national and international meetings. Active in clinical and translational research, Dr. Usmani has research interests focused on plasma cell disorders—in particular, high-risk multiple myeloma.
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Dr. Sagar Lonial has relevant financial relationships related to advisory activities from AbbVie Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Karyopharm Therapeutics, Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology. He has received research grant(s) from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, and Takeda. He is on the board of TG Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Saad Usmani has relevant financial relationships related to advisory activities and consulting from Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech, Inc., Gilead, Oncopeptides, AB, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Inc., SecuraBio, and TeneoBio. He has received research grant(s) from Amgen Inc., Array BioPharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation - A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Skyline Diagnostics B.V, and Takeda Oncology.
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