Although the incidence of multiple myeloma is higher in African Americans than in Whites, African American patients are vastly underrepresented in myeloma clinical trials. Systematic review of multiple clinical trials reveals that the racial gap in trial enrollment has persisted for decades and will likely continue without intervention. In this activity, Dr Pritesh Patel discusses the critical role clinicians play in educating patients about treatment options, engaging patients in decision-making, and referring patients to clinical trials. Strategies to improve communication, education, and advocacy for African American patients with multiple myeloma can help to ensure balanced and timely referral to clinical trials with the opportunity for improved outcomes.
Oncology NPs, PAs, and nurses
This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
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Dr Patel: consulting fees/fees for non-CME/CE services: Amgen, Celgene/BMS; fees for non-CME/CE services: Janssen.
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