The following presentations were originally given at the Multiple Myeloma Patient Education Symposium on December 16, 2017, hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Multiple Myeloma: A Patient's Perspective
James Bond, diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1992, is a “huge believer” in clinical trials. Bond and his wife, Kathleen, share their inspirational story of getting second opinions, staying positive and giving luck a chance to happen.
Dr. Kenneth Anderson on current and future treatment for multiple myeloma
Kenneth Anderson, MD, envisions the future of multiple myeloma treatment with novel therapies, including proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs, as well as therapies for smoldering disease.
Managing bone disease in multiple myeloma
Andrew Yee, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, shares updates on assessing bone disease in multiple myeloma, as well as local and systemic treatment for this condition. Learn more about multiple myeloma at Dana-Farber.
Advances in cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma
Jacalyn Rosenblatt, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, gives an overview of novel immunotherapeutic approaches in multiple myeloma, including immunomodulatory drugs, monoclonal antibodies, CAR T-cell therapy, and cancer vaccines.
Dr. Mark Bustoros on the genetic landscape of smoldering multiple myeloma
Mark Bustoros, MD, provides insight on prognostic models in smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) and genetic mutations that are associated with disease progression.
Dr. Nikhil Munshi on diagnosis and risk assessment in multiple myeloma
Nikhil C. Munshi, MD, shares updates on diagnosis and risk features in multiple myeloma, including risk assessment for smoldering disease.
Dr. Paul Richardson discusses novel approaches for treating multiple myeloma
Paul G. Richardson, MD, summarizes novel agents and combinations used for treating multiple myeloma. Key strategies include targeting protein degradation, restoring immune function, and combination therapy.
Kathleen Colson on symptom management for multiple myeloma
Kathleen Colson, BSN, RN, BS, discusses how to manage bone disease, infection prevention, and overall health maintenance for multiple myeloma patients.