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Claudio Cerchione, MD, PhD, on Managing Multiple Myeloma in Special Populations of Patients [Video]

Claudio Cerchione, MD, PhD, on Managing Multiple Myeloma in Special Populations of Patients

In this video, Claudio Cerchione, MD, PhD, of the Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori ICRSS, discusses a 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting session titled “Management of Multiple Myeloma in Special Patient Populations: No Patient Left Behind.”

Dr. Cerchione presented a talk on treatment options for patients with myeloma and renal failure during the session. The session focused on populations of patients with multiple myeloma who may under-represented in clinical trials, he said.

“These are these subcategories [of patients that] usually have been put out from the eligibility criteria of clinical trials,” he said. “And now we don’t know which is the best management for them. But that’s why we dedicated the session to explore what is currently the state of the art in diagnostic and clinical management of these patients.”

The ASCO session kicked off with a presentation titled “Merging Molecular and Aging Assessments to Guide Therapy in Older Patients with Myeloma,” by Shakira Jeanene Grant, MBBS, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It also featured a presentation on the real-world impact of racial and ethnic disparity issues in multiple myeloma by Sikander Ailawadhi, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Cerchione pointed to the recent “revolution” in immunotherapies and other novel therapies for multiple myeloma, noting that it’s critical to understand the best way use these treatments in under-represented groups to ensure there is truly “no patient left behind.”

“I think that the main important take-home message was that we have absolutely to find a way to enroll them in clinical trials to give the best opportunities,” he said.

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Mayo Clinic Minute - What Black men need to know about prostate cancer [Video]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It's one of the leading causes of cancer death among all men. However, Black men are disproportionately hit hard by the disease. One in 6 Black men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime —compared to 1 in 8 in other men. They are also more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer.Dr. Cassandra Moore, a Mayo Clinic oncologist, explains what Black men need to know to reverse this disturbing trend.____________________________________________FOR THE PUBLIC: More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/FOR THE MEDIA ONLY: Register at https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/re... to access clean and nat sound versions of this video on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/Mayo Clinic https://mayocl.in/3tNMAdF Follow Mayo Clinic on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayoclinic/ Like Mayo Clinic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Follow Mayo Clinic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MayoClinic

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The Truth Behind Monsanto's $10 Billion Fine [Video]

Agri-giant Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, was ordered to pay over $10 billion dollars in damages after losing a high-profile lawsuit over claims its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.Edwin Hardeman of California sued Monsanto after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, alleging his decades of exposure to Roundup was responsible. After separate legal phases determined liability and damages, the jury unanimously found Monsanto failed to warn consumers of risks and awarded $80 million in compensatory damages plus $73 million in punitive damages.This massive fine is believed to be the largest jury award in product liability history. But it's just the first of potentially thousands of similar Roundup cancer lawsuits facing Monsanto, which continues to insist their product is safe when used as directed.We'll explain the science behind the claims that Roundup's main ingredient glyphosate can cause cancer when exposure is prolonged. We'll also look at allegations Monsanto tried to cover up the risks and influence regulators and research on glyphosate safety.With billions more in potential liability and a tarnished public image, this verdict deals a huge blow to Monsanto and new owner Bayer. It could change the entire agricultural industry if other juries determine Roundup must carry stronger cancer warnings.

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Hallux Rigidus: The Stiff Big Toe Condition and Treatment Options [Video]

Today, we're diving deep into the world of Hallux Rigidus—an often misunderstood condition affecting the big toe. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the causes, symptoms, and effective treatment options for Hallux Rigidus.[Understanding Hallux Rigidus]So, what exactly is Hallux Rigidus? This condition, also known as "stiff big toe," occurs when the joint at the base of the big toe becomes painful and rigid. It can be debilitating, but the good news is that there are solutions.[The Culprits Behind Hallux Rigidus]To understand Hallux Rigidus better, we must first explore its causes. From wear and tear on the joint to genetic factors, we'll uncover the root of this issue and how it impacts your daily life.[Recognizing the Symptoms]How do you know if you're dealing with Hallux Rigidus? We'll walk you through the common signs and symptoms, so you can identify this condition early and seek treatment.[Conservative Care Options]Fortunately, there are multiple conservative treatments available. From footwear modifications and orthotics to physical therapy and medications, we'll explore the non-invasive ways to manage Hallux Rigidus.[Surgical Solutions]In some cases, surgery may be necessary. We'll discuss surgical options such as cheilectomy and joint fusion, shedding light on what each procedure entails and their potential outcomes.[Lifestyle Adjustments]Your daily habits can make a significant difference. We'll provide tips and lifestyle adjustments that can help ease your Hallux Rigidus symptoms and enhance your overall quality of life.[Real-Life Success Stories]Throughout this video, you'll hear inspiring stories of individuals who faced Hallux Rigidus head-on and emerged victorious. Their journeys serve as a beacon of hope for anyone dealing with this condition.[Conclusion]In conclusion, Hallux Rigidus is a challenging condition, but it's not an insurmountable one. By understanding its causes, recognizing its symptoms early, and exploring the available treatment options, you can regain control of your life and find relief