Overcoming Challenges in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Selection
Release Date: January 18, 2021
Expiration Date: January 18, 2022
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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Smoldering multiple myeloma is an asymptomatic stage that occurs in between MGUS and active multiple myeloma. In this activity, Dr. Noopur Raje provides best practice regarding the diagnosis and management choice for patients with smoldering multiple myeloma. Furthermore, she describes the revised 20/2/20 risk stratification model and the implications on treatment decision making.
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.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Effectively utilize stratification and prognostic tools in diagnosing patients with myeloma
- Employ current guidelines and recent evidence when identifying patients with high-risk smoldering myeloma
- Plan appropriate treatment approaches based on current recommendations and emerging data
Overcoming Challenges in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Selection – Noopur Raje, MD
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This activity is eligible for credit through January 18, 2022. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.
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Noopur Raje, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Multiple Myeloma
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Noopur Raje received her medical degree from B.J. Medical College, Pune University in India. She trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and subsequently completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology in the joint Mass General-Brigham & Women’s-Dana-Farber program. She is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Rita M. Kelley Chair in Oncology at MGH.
Dr. Raje is a physician scientist with a focus on the development of innovative therapies for multiple myeloma. As Director of the Center for Multiple Myeloma at the MGH Cancer Center, she leads a dedicated clinical team engaged in investigator-initiated, multicenter national and international clinical trials, all aimed at developing new promising therapies for this disease. She also leads translational efforts at MGH with her laboratory's efforts focused on identifying cellular signaling pathways that contribute to the survival and proliferation of myeloma cells in the bone environment, and whose targeting may result in improved therapeutic outcomes. Dr. Raje is the recipient of numerous awards including the Multiple Myeloma Senior Research Award, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Clinical Scholar Award and the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award.
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Dr. Noopur Raje has received honoraria as a consultant from Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, bluebird bio, Inc., Celgene Corporation – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology.
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.
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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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