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IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop (RCW) – California Greater Bay and Surrounding Area [Video]

IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop (RCW) – California Greater Bay and Surrounding Area

A virtual multiple myeloma workshop addressing the needs specific to communities in the California Greater Bay and Surrounding Area.

The IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will include an introduction to myeloma, upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and an update on clinical trials. A member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board will talk about managing side effects and symptoms of myeloma and its treatments. After each presentation with the experts, attendees will have ample time to ask questions.

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

2:44 – Myeloma 101 and Frontline Therapy
Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD (University of Pennsylvania) 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.

58:57 – Relapsed Therapy and Clinical Trials
Luciano Costa, MD (University of Alabama at Birmingham) 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.

1:46:50 – Managing Multiple Myeloma symptoms and treatment side effects
Daniel Verina, DNP, ACNP-BC (Mount Sinai Hospital, 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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Improving Lives | Finding the Cure

In the United States, an estimated 32,270 new multiple myeloma cases will be diagnosed in 2021. 159,985 new myeloma cases are diagnosed yearly.

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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