Changing Standards in Transplant-Ineligible Patients Newly Diagnosed with Myeloma
Release Date: November 30, 2020
Expiration Date: November 30, 2021
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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The treatment of transplant-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed myeloma remains a clinical challenge, but recent developments in novel therapeutic approaches have been shown to improve outcomes in these patients. In this activity, Dr. Usmani reviews the key clinical data in transplant-ineligible, newly diagnosed myeloma, and provides evidence-based recommendations for choosing individualized treatment regimens.
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.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Choose optimal therapeutic regimens based on specific patient- and disease-related characteristics
- Employ current guidelines and evolving data from trials evaluating novel multi-drug combinations in the frontline setting
- Identify and manage treatment-emergent adverse events associated with treatment approaches in the frontline setting
Changing Standards in Transplant-Ineligible Patients Newly Diagnosed with Myeloma – Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
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Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
Division Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders Division
Director, Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies
Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Levine Cancer Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Saad Usmani received his medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College 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. Dr. Usmani joined the Levine Cancer Institute faculty in July 2013; he also currently holds an academic appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Dr. Usmani is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He holds membership in several professional societies, including the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), SWOG Myeloma Committee, American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT). Dr. Usmani has served as the Track Leader on the ASCO Scientific Committee on Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders, and he is a member of the ASH Committee on Plasma Cell Neoplasia and the National Cancer Institute Myeloma Steering Committee. He is on the editorial review board of numerous medical journals, and has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and 200 abstracts at national and international meetings. Active in clinical and translational research, Dr. Usmani’s research interests focus on plasma cell disorders—in particular, high-risk multiple myeloma.
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Dr. Saad Usmani has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Celgene Corporation − A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, and Takeda Oncology, as well as formal advisory activities from AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Janssen, Merck & Co., Inc., Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Skyline Diagnostics B.V., and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Amgen, Array BioPharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Merck, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sanofi, Skyline Diagnostics, Seattle Genetics, and Takeda Oncology.
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