A Clinical Practice Guide to Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma with Expansion of Myeloma Defining Events to Include SLiM
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Expiration Date: February 26, 2017
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
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Prior to developing clinical symptoms, patients with multiple myeloma will progress through the asymptomatic stages of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM). For asymptomatic patients, current diagnostic criteria quantify the underlying disease burden and provide insight on the risk of progression to active MM. This activity will review best practices in the diagnosis and initial monitoring of patients with MGUS, SMM, and active MM to support the delivery of timely intervention in appropriate patients.
This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills in multiple myeloma.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Differentiate between MGUS, smoldering multiple myeloma, and active multiple myeloma
- Summarize the steps required to achieve a differential diagnosis of MGUS, smoldering multiple myeloma, and active multiple myeloma
A Clinical Practice Guide to Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma with Expansion of Myeloma Defining Events to Include SLiM – Joshua Richter, MD
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Joshua Richter, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
Dr. Joshua Richter received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed a multiple myeloma residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital – New York Medical College, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Yale Cancer Center, Yale University. Dr. Richter is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Dr. Richter is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He has been published in numerous oncology journals, including Blood, Clinical of Immunology and Leukemia Lymphoma. Dr. Richter has worked at some of the world’s most prestigious cancer centers and specializes in multiple myeloma at John Theurer Cancer Center which allows the division to further expand its internationally-recognized myeloma clinical and research practice.
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Dr. Joshua Richter has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology, as well as consultant fees from Amgen and Takeda Oncology.
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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
Dr. Richter has indicated that he does intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.
Dr. Richter has indicated that he does intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.
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