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Could Your Patient Have Multiple Myeloma? Don’t Miss the Signs

  • Authors: Joseph Mikhael, MD, MED, FRCPC
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/10/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 11/10/2022, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care providers and hematologists/oncologists.

The goal of this activity is to educate primary care providers and hematologists/oncologists on the signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma (MM) so they can remove barriers to earlier diagnosis and improve treatment in the African American community.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Racial disparities in MM clinical presentation
    • Diagnosis of MM
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Identify patients that should be referred to a hematologist/oncologist for MM treatment


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  • Joseph Mikhael, MD, MED, FRCPC

    Chief Medical Officer
    International Myeloma Foundation
    Professor, Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery
    Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
    City of Hope Cancer Center
    Phoenix, Arizona


    Disclosure: Joseph Mikhael, MD, MED, FRCPC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Amgen; Bristol Myers Squibb; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen; Karyopharm; Oncopeptides; Sanofi
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Janssen; Karyopharm; Sanofi


  • Megan Whitney, DMD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC  


    Disclosure: Megan Whitney, DMD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.  

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Supported through an educational grant from and developed in partnership with International Myeloma Foundation.


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Could Your Patient Have Multiple Myeloma? Don’t Miss the Signs

Authors: Joseph Mikhael, MD, MED, FRCPCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/10/2021

Valid for credit through: 11/10/2022, 11:59 PM EST


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