IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop (RCW)

A virtual multiple myeloma workshop addressing the needs specific to communities in the East South Central Region of the United States.

0:00:00 – Welcome and Announcements
Kelly Cox, Senior Director IMF Regional Community Workshops

0:03:42 – Myeloma 101 and Frontline Therapy
Craig Cole, MD (Michigan State University-Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI) reviews multiple myeloma basics including what myeloma is, common symptoms and side effects, advances in how myeloma is initially diagnosed, the stages of myeloma treatment, induction therapy, transplant, and more.

0:56:48 – Relapsed Therapy and Clinical Trials
Jesús G. Berdeja, MD (Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN) discusses the types of relapsed disease, what doctors consider when selecting a treatment regimen, relapsed/refractory treatment options, how doctors treat triple and penta-class refractory myeloma, updates on clinical trials, and more.

1:45:48 – Managing Multiple Myeloma symptoms and treatment side effects
Patricia Mangan, RN, MSN, APRN-BC (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, IMF Nurse Leadership Board) discusses how patients can manage myeloma-related symptoms and side effects along with side effects brought on by treatment. She outlines the most common side effects for each myeloma drug category, how to prevent infection, and more.

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Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest organization focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.

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