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Annual meetings of large, national, professional societies offer an opportunity for healthcare professionals to get a first glimpse at study results that have the potential to impact practice as provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and practices between thought leaders and less distinguished practitioners. EHA 2018 is no exception. Nevertheless, as with every meeting, many professionals from both the community and health-system settings alike will be unable to attend the conference for a variety of reasons, justifying the creation of educational programming that summarize the major findings presented at the meeting.
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy of the lymphocytes. All cases are marked by monoclonal gammopathy, and while the true cause is unknown, associated factors are thought to include: radiation, genetics, viral infections, and the human immunodeficiency virus. While MM only makes up about 1% of all cancers, it the most common of the blood cancers with an incidence of a little under 31,000 and an annual mortality rate of just under 13,000. The peak incidence age of MM is at about 70 years of age, and the disease occurs twice as commonly in African Americans as it does in whites.
The following healthcare professionals: hematologists and oncologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in oncology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with MM.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen.
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Release Date: April 25, 2019 -- Expiration Date: April 25, 2021
Faculty: Shaji Kumar, MD
Faculty member introduction, disclosures
MM treatment paradigm today
Patient scenario (revisited throughout activity)
MM major research findings from EHA 2018 related to:
Summary, conclusion, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Shaji Kumar, MD, Professor of Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Master's Faculty Privileges in Clinical & Translational Sci. - Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Medical Director, Cancer Clinical Research Office - Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discloses that he has received research grant support from: Celgene, Takeda, Janssen, BMS, Sanofi, KITE, Merck, Abbvie, Medimmune, Novartis, Roche-Genentech, Amge; and is a consultant for: Celgene, Takeda, Janssen, KITE, Merck, Abbvie, Medimmune, Genentech, Oncopeptides, Amgen, Reddys Labs.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen.
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