Novel Therapeutic Approaches in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Last Modified: March 2, 2003

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Conference Dates: March 25, 2003
Conference Location: Cleveland, Ohio


Sponsoring Group: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Conference Web Page URL: www.multiplemyeloma.org

Topics Covered:

  • Prognostic indicators and staging of multiple myeloma
  • Supportive treatments including bisphophonates and kyphoplasty
  • Thalidomide
  • Latest developments in stem cell transplantation
  • Novel therapies for multiple myeloma, including Velcade and Revimid

Conference Objectives: To provide a comprehensive overview of the latest biological and clinical research and information on multiple myeloma

Who Should Attend: patients, family members, friends

Conference Agenda:

  • 4:00-4:30 Registration
  • 4:30-4:45 Introduction:Mohamad Hussein, MD,
  • 4:45-5:15 Prognostic Indicators and Staging,Philip Greipp, MD,
  • 5:15-5:45 Standard & Supportive Treatments for Multiple Myeloma, Mohamad Hussein, MD,
  • 5:45-6:15 Latest Research Advances in Stem Cell Transplant, Morie Gertz, MD,
  • 6:15-6:45 Dinner Break
  • 6:45-7:15 Latest Research Advanced in Kyphoplasty, Isador Lieberman, MD 7:15-7:45 Novel Therapies in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, Paul Richardson, MD
  • 7:45-8:15 Questions and Answers

Registration Information: Please contact Sara Nichols, Program Coordinator, for registration information at (203) 972-1250 or at nicholss@themmrf.org.

Conference Fees: Free

Continuing Education: No

Miscellany: Dinner will be provided


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ASH: Novel Drug Beneficial in Multiple Myeloma

Jul 22, 2014 - In patients with relapsed or resistant multiple myeloma who have received up to three prior therapies excluding the first-generation proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, treatment with the second-generation proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib is associated a high response rate and a low incidence of side effects, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, held from Dec. 5 to 8 in New Orleans.



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