Dr Noopur Raje opens this program with a brief discussion on the basics of multiple myeloma. She describes what the disease is, highlights key risk factors, and explains how she helps educate her patients on their diagnosis. Cynthia Harrington discusses her role as a nurse practitioner when working with multiple myeloma patients and why a team-based approach between healthcare providers and the patient is important.
Only half of patients reported their blood cancer was detected while visiting a doctor after experiencing symptoms versus detection during a routine medical test or exam or while under the care of a doctor for another health condition.
The Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 8 to 5 recommending the FDA delay approval of selinexor for the treatment of patients with penta-refractory multiple myeloma until further trial data are available.
Outcomes associated with subcutaneous injections of Darzalex (daratumumab) appeared similar to IV administration in patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma, according to the phase 3 COLUMBA trial.