In this online CME self-learning program:
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.(1) While MM only makes up about 1% of all cancers, it the most common of the blood cancers, and its incidence has risen from the lower end of 22,000 cases per year five years age to an estimated 26,850 in 2015; mortality rates have stayed consistent at approximately 11,000 per year. 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. Helping the clinician discern the role of each of the first-line and more novel therapies, including monoclonal antibodies and proteasome, deacetylase, and 3 serine/threonine protein kinase inhibitor therapies – among others – based on the most up-to-date research merits continuing education programming in MM.
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content [Learning Objective #1]
Updates in treatment in patients with MM [Learning Objectives #2, 3, & 4]
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
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: November 02, 2017 -- Expiration Date: November 02, 2019
Faculty: Ravi Vij, MD MBA
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Ravi Vij, MD, Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Section of Stem Cell Transplant and Leukemia, St. Louis, Missouri, has received grants from Amgen and Takeda, and serves as a consultant to Jazz, Abbvie, Karyopharma Amgen, Takeda, Celgene, BMS, and Janssen.
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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