Updated Diagnostic Criteria in Multiple Myeloma: The Impact on Your Clinical Practice
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Expiration Date: February 25, 2017
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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In 2014, the IMWG updated its criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, focusing on those diagnostic variables that determine when treatment should be initiated in the individual patient. The goal of the improved diagnostic criteria is to identify patients who will benefit from treatment prior to the emergence of CRAB symptoms, which are associated with end organ damage and poor prognosis. In this focused video, Dr. Sergio Giralt reviews the new criteria, including the roles of biomarkers of malignancy and myeloma defining events, and addresses how these new approaches to diagnosis are best applied in clinical practice.
This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills in the management of multiple myeloma.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the recent updates to diagnostic criteria for multiple myeloma
- Compare and contrast updated diagnostic criteria for multiple myeloma with previously utilized standards of diagnosis
- Identify how new diagnostic criteria will impact treatment of patients with active myeloma
Updated Diagnostic Criteria in Multiple Myeloma: The Impact on Your Clinical Practice – Sergio A. Giralt, MD, FACP
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Sergio A. Giralt, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief Attending Physician
Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Dr. Sergio Giralt received his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He completed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and his fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Giralt is professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the chief attending physician of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Giralt is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialties in medical oncology and hematology. He is an active member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, North American Society of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, International Society of Haematology, and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Giralt previously served as chairperson on the executive board of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, the steering committee of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, and is past president of ASBMT.
Dr. Giralt’s clinical and research activities include stem cell transplantation for patients with blood disorders and improving treatments for older patients who have acute and chronic leukemia. He has published and presented extensively on these topics. Additionally, Dr. Giralt has served as the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials that examine new treatment approaches for multiple myeloma and other blood cancers that aim to reduce symptom burden and improve treatment tolerability.
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Dr. Sergio Giralt has received honoraria as a consultant from Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology.
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Dr. Giralt has indicated that he does intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.
Dr. Giralt has indicated that he does intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.
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