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.
The four-drug regimen of Darzalex in combination with Velcade, Thalomid and dexamethasone has been approved for the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.
Receiving supportive care can help ease symptoms of cancer and its treatment, improving quality of life for patients. But many with multiple myeloma are missing out on aspects of this type of care, according to study findings published in Cancer.