People who are African American have a two-fold increased risk of multiple myeloma compared to people who are White, and the incidence of multiple myeloma is higher in African Americans across all age groups. However, African American patients are more likely to have delays in diagnosis than White patients, as well as disparities in treatment—including reduced stem cell transplantation and participation in clinical trials—resulting in poorer outcomes. In this activity, Pritesh Patel, MD examines the current management of multiple myeloma in African American patients and offers his thoughts on ways to address treatment inequities in this patient population.
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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