Maximizing Prognostic Benefit: Risk-adaptive Approaches in Multiple Myeloma
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Expiration Date: September 20, 2017
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
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In past years, several risk stratification models have been developed for prognosticating patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Recent updates and published consensus to the risk stratification process has led to recommended changes within current practice. Dr. Evangelos Terpos offers clinical expert recommendations concerning risk-adaptive therapeutic strategies in patients with MM, emphasizing how determination of prognosis is a critical component in identifying treatments specific for an individual patient’s unique risk level. Dr. Terpos also discusses clinical pearls for incorporating risk-adaptive approaches in a busy practice setting.
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:
- Describe risk-adaptive therapy in multiple myeloma
- Summarize how identification of prognosis impacts choice of therapeutic strategy in patients with multiple myeloma
Maximizing Prognostic Benefit: Risk-adaptive Approaches in Multiple Myeloma – Evangelos Terpos, MD, PhD
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Evangelos Terpos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Hematology
Department of Clinical Therapeutics
University of Athens, School of Medicine
Dr. Evangelos Terpos is an Associate Professor of Hematology in the Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens, School of Medicine in Greece, and has been appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Haematology, Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London, UK.
Dr. Terpos is co-chair of the Bone Subgroup of the International Myeloma Working Group and the Guideline Subgroup of the European Myeloma Network. He has participated in multiple myeloma (MM) clinical trials with novel antimyeloma agents and has lectured nationally and internationally on cancer-induced bone disease. Dr. Terpos has reviewed scientific papers in more than 50 medical journals, as well as abstracts for EHA and ASH meetings. In addition, he is on the editorial board of Haematologica. His main research interest is the biology of plasma cell dyscrasias, especially the biology of bone disease in MM. In more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Terpos has reported the significant role of RANKL and osteoprotegerin axis, CCL-3 (MIP-1α), Wnt and TGF-beta signaling in myeloma bone disease and cell growth. He has studied the predictive value of markers of bone remodeling and osteoclast function in myeloma progression and patients’ survival, and has evaluated the effect of bisphosphonates and different anti-myeloma therapies on bone metabolism. In addition, he has studied the biology and prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in myeloma patients who receive bisphosphonates. Dr. Terpos also works on the role of modern imaging for MM, angiogenesis in MM and Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, and renal impairment in MM.
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Dr. Evangelos Terpos has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Amgen Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology, and the development of educational materials from Amgen and Takeda. He has received consultant fees from Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Janssen, Novartis, and Takeda, as well as grant support related to research activities from Amgen and Janssen.
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