As I am sure you have heard, March is Myeloma Awareness Month. Right now The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has more than $38.5 million invested into the best and brightest researchers working specifically on finding cures and treatments for myeloma. LLS invested $8 million of that just in the last year. We are dedicated to the myeloma patients (and their families) that we serve.
Myeloma was a big topic at the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting recently. Right now there are a number of clinical trials underway for initial therapy or for relapsed myeloma. Three specific treatments that involve monoclonal antibodies (elotuzumab, daratumumab, and SAR650984) are thought to be game changers in the treatment landscape. It's definitely an exciting time to be part of the cancer community!
If you would like to attend a free education program on myeloma from LLS, we have one coming up next month that is focused on managing the side effects of these myeloma drugs. Below is the information on the program:
Living with Myeloma - Managing Side Effects and Quality of Life
Date: April 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Register: Online by clicking here or by phone (855) 676-7723
Topics: Current and emerging treatments for myeloma
Monitoring disease progression
Managing symptoms and treatment-related side effects
Discussing quality-of-life issues with your healthcare team
Presenter: Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emery University School of Medicine
I hope that you will join us for this free educational program. If you can't make it but would like to discuss any of these topics, please reach out to me directly.
I look forward to chatting with you!
Seetha Modi is the Patient Access Manager of the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and author of this monthly blog series. She has an Masters in Public Health and has experience working with varied aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, the CDC and other health-related nonprofit organizations.