Best Practice for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant: How Can We Optimize Therapy?

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Release Date: March 31, 2021
Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Baljevic discusses patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are eligible for transplant and reviews recent data from trials evaluating novel multi-drug combinations in the frontline setting. He also identifies the management of treatment-emergent adverse events that are associated with different treatment approaches.

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:

  • 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


Best Practice for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant: How Can We Optimize Therapy? –Muhamed Baljevic, MD

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This activity is eligible for credit through March 31, 2022. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
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Faculty Biography

Muhamed Baljevic, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Muhamed Baljevic completed his medical education at the Weill Cornell Medical College. During his medical training, he worked in the Ansary Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. He subsequently completed his internal medicine internship and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, and his hematology and medical oncology training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, Dr. Baljevic pursued a master’s degree in clinical and translational research at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Baljevic is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), where he also works as a plasma cell dyscrasia (PCD) specialist, transplanter, and clinical/translational trialist at Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center (FPBCC).

Dr. Baljevic is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the European Hematology Association, and the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. In addition, he is a member of the NCCN Multiple Myeloma/Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis/Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Panel, as well as the Myeloma CAR T cell strategic council. Dr. Baljevic serves on the editorial board for Frontiers in Oncology. He also has contributed to publications in Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation Research, Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, as well as several book chapters.

In his current role at FPBCC, Dr. Baljevic investigates early-phase development of pre-clinical concepts in post-transplant immune reconstitution in an effort to obtain a better understanding of proteasome inhibitor resistance. His research also seeks to identify novel approaches for the treatment of B-cell and myeloid malignancies, including novel immunotherapy, antibody conjugates, CAR T cells, BiTEs, and small molecule targeted inhibitors. He recently successfully performed the first bloodless stem cell transplantation for a Jehovah’s Witness multiple myeloma patient in the state of Nebraska.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Muhamed Baljevic has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities and as a consultant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He has received grant support related to research activities from Karyopharm Therapeutics.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Lillian McVey, Medical Writer, Wilma Guerra, Program Director, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.

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