Multiple myeloma is the second-most common blood cancer in the United States, with an estimated 32,110 new cases and 12,960 related deaths anticipated in 2019. Despite substantial progress in treatment, prognosis and survival remain suboptimal in this disease, which is marked by substantial morbidity and reduced quality of life. Multiple myeloma and its treatment affect nearly every body system. In this podcast, Dr. Beth Faiman will summarize the latest developments in myeloma treatment, including a brief update on Bi-specific T cell engagers (BiTE ) and CAR T-cell therapy, in addition to a review of other recently approved therapies.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and oncology nurses who manage patients with multiple myeloma.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the latest developments in myeloma treatment that have changed management options for patients with myeloma
- Devise treatment plans for multiple myeloma with consideration for age/frailty and other patient and disease characteristics
Activity Launch Date - 12/23/2020
Expiration Date - 12/23/2021
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This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant Sanofi Genzyme.
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PODCAST: Understanding the Rapidly Evolving Science and Best Practices in Multiple Myeloma
Faculty & Disclosures
Faculty & Disclosures
Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN
Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Scientist
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN received a bachelor of science in nursing and registered nurse certification at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, completed in 1996. She received a master of science in nursing and certification as an adult nurse practitioner at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2002 and a PhD in Clinical Research and Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2014.
Dr. Faiman holds an advanced oncology nurse certification through ONCC. She is currently employed as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in the department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is adjunct faculty at Ursuline College, Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University. She received the 2012 Excellence in Medical Oncology and 2013 Commendation for Patient and Nursing Education Award sponsored by The Oncology Nursing Society and the 2015 Dean’s Legacy Award for PhD Studies from Case Western Reserve University and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year for Cleveland and Akron Ohio, 2016.
Dr. Faiman is an active author, presenter, and educator on the topic of multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, plasma cell dyscrasias, general cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as management of skeletal and other cancer complications. She is an appointed delegate on the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Oncology Nurse APN/PA and on the editorial board of ASH Clinical News among others. She has edited several books, authored many chapters, and written numerous articles relating to the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, treatment adherence, pain, palliation, and cancer symptom management.
Faculty Disclosure Statement
Beth Faiman has served as a consultant for Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, and GSK.
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This activity was launched on December 23, 2020 and will expire on December 23, 2021.
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