Multiple myeloma is the second-most common blood cancer in the United States, with an estimated 32,110 new cases and 12,960 related deaths anticipated in 2019. Despite substantial progress in treatment, prognosis and survival remain suboptimal in this disease, which is marked by substantial morbidity and reduced quality of life. Providers who participate in focused and expert-guided education will be better prepared to implement best practices and to help patients make better-informed decisions about their care in collaboration with their health care team.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and oncology nurses who manage patients with multiple myeloma.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the burden of multiple myeloma in the US
Apply current best practices for myeloma assessment based current standards and emerging advances
Select optimal treatment for multiple myeloma based on current guideline recommendations and expert opinion regarding emerging data
Summarize the latest developments in myeloma treatment that have changed management options for patients with myeloma
Devise treatment plans for multiple myeloma with consideration for age/frailty and other patient and disease characteristics
Activity Launch Date - 2/18/2020
Expiration Date - 2/18/2021
Supporter Acknowledgment Statement
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme, Karyopharm, and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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