The incidence of, and death from, multiple myeloma (MM) is 50% more in men than in women and over twice among Black people compared with White people, in spite of the fact that Black patients are more likely than White patients to have MM with a favorable risk profile. Much of these disparities in outcomes can be mitigated by providing equitable access to therapy. Among data from 9 previously published clinical trials in patients with newly diagnosed MM, adverse demographic and clinical factors were associated with inferior survival, but race was not. One of the key access points to evidence-based medicine is clinical trials, and unfortunately, non-White patients are underrepresented in clinical trials. As such, greater enrollment of non-White patients into clinical trials needs to be a priority. While there are significant disparities in MM incidence and outcomes among patients of different racial-ethnic groups, clinicians can help reduce this disparity by improving access to evidence-based medicine, including triplet therapies, stem cell transplants, CAR T-cell therapies, and clinical trials.
In this CME Outfitters podcast, expert faculty will review recent data and discuss the sweeping impact of biases, disparities, and health inequities that reduce the quality of oncology care for racial and ethnic underserved patients with multiple myeloma. This program will set the stage for intervention, empowering attendees to recognize and consider factors to improve multiple myeloma treatment.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to identify and describe the influence of bias, disparities, and inequities on multiple myeloma care.
Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
Physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians, specializing in oncology, hematology, or involved in treating patients with multiple myeloma
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