The following presentations were originally given at the Multiple Myeloma Patient Education Symposium in December 2018, hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Multiple Myeloma: A Patient's Perspective
James Bond, diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1992, shares his perspective on the “huge power” of clinical trials. Bond and his wife, Kathleen, talk about their inspirational story of fighting cancer by staying positive and persevering when times
get especially tough.
Dr. Kenneth Anderson on current and future treatment for multiple myeloma
Kenneth Anderson, MD, speaks about the recent advances in the multiple myeloma, including combining targeted therapies to increase tumor-cell cytotoxicity and vaccines to prevent smoldering myeloma’s progression.
Dr. Andrew Yee on managing bone disease in multiple myeloma
Andrew Yee, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center shares his approach on managing bone disease in multiple myeloma and explains the various treatment options.
Dr. Jacalyn Rosenblatt on cellular immunotherapy for multiple myeloma
Jacalyn Rosenblatt, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center summarizes the recent advances in cellular immunotherapy, specifically CAR T-cell therapy, for multiple myeloma.
Dr. Mark Bustoros on smoldering multiple myeloma
Mark Bustoros, MD, provides an update on the research of early detection of multiple myeloma and intervention approaches that have the potential to greatly improve cancer outcomes.
Dr. Nikhil Munshi on diagnosis and risk assessment in multiple myeloma
Nikhil Munshi, MD, summarizes the process for diagnosing multiple myeloma and shares an update on developing strategies to treat patients with differing risk factors.
Dr. Paul G. Richardson on new directions in treating multiple myeloma in the era of novel agents
Paul G. Richardson, MD, discusses the evolving role of novel and next-generation therapy in the management of newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma patients, as well as potential future treatments.
Kathleen Colson, RN, on symptom management in multiple myeloma
Kathleen Colson, BSN, RN, BS, explains the importance of supportive care for multiple myeloma patients, and the important role it has in overall survival and quality of life.