Planning Treatment Strategies for Older Adults with Myeloma: Considerations for Assessment of the Elderly/Frail Patient

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Release Date: February 25, 2021
Expiration Date: February 25, 2022

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

It is important to assess age and fitness when formulating management approaches for a patient with multiple myeloma. In this newsletter, Dr. Tuchman explains the optimal method for assessing the impact of aging and the appropriate considerations for evaluating older patients. He also discusses the different geriatric assessments and instruments best suited to assess elderly patients with multiple myeloma.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the influence of patient age and the common comorbidities associated with the elderly/frail population when planning treatment regimens
  • Employ current treatment guidelines and recommendations when devising therapeutic strategies for elderly/frail patients with myeloma
  • Monitor and manage treatment-emergent toxicities with rapid and effective strategies to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes and patient safety


Planning Treatment Strategies for Older Adults with Myeloma: Considerations for Assessment of the Elderly/Frail Patient – Sascha Alexander Tuchman, MD, MHS

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through February 25, 2022. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Sascha Alexander Tuchman, MD, MHS
Associate Professor
Associate Chief for Outpatient Clinics and Outreach
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Sascha Alexander Tuchman received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was a resident and chief resident at Duke University Medical Center, a fellow at Duke Cancer Institute, and completed a master’s degree in health sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Tuchman is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for Outpatient Clinics and Outreach, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Tuchman manages patients with multiple myeloma (MM), amyloidosis, and other plasma cell disorders and has conducted NIH-supported lab research. His current efforts focus on clinical research in treating MM patients at high risk for toxicity due to advanced age or other comorbidities; developing novel drugs in treating patients with MM; and optimizing management for amyloidosis.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Sascha Tuchman has received honoraria as a consultant from Oncopeptides, AB and Sanofi.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Isabelle Vacher, Vice President of Educational Strategy, Wilma Guerra, Program Director, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC and Takeda Oncology.

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