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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. ASCO 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 program is supported by educational grants from Amgen.
Release Date: July 19, 2018 -- Expiration Date: July 19, 2020
Faculty: Ravi Vij, MD MBA
Faculty member introduction, disclosures
Major findings from ASCO 2018 related to Multiple Myeloma, including clinical trial data relevant to both community and health-system practice and recognized barriers to implementing those findings in practice
Application: patient cases
Summary, conclusion, and best practice recap
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Faculty Disclosure: Ravi Vij, MD, MBA, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, has received financial compensation from participation at advisory boards and/or research grants from Amgen, BMS, Celgene, Takeda, Janseen, Kargopharma, and Jazz.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Amgen.
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