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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Diverse Populations Living with Multiple Myeloma
  • How Race May Impact Your Access to the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
  • Social Determinants of Health, Including Languages Spoken & Health Literacy
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New & Emerging Treatments
  • The Role of Transplantation
  • Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
  • Reducing Complications of Bone Disease
  • How to Find Your Best Care Team
  • Talking with Your Treatment Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity
  • Lifestyle, Physical Activity & Balance Concerns, with Practical Tips
  • Food Insecurity & Food Deserts: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, Including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • How to Cope with Health Care Disparities
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Monique Hartley-Brown, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Matthew J. Butler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mays MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health San Antonio


Elizabeth K. O’Donnell, MD

Clinical Director of Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Maria Chi, DSW, MSW

Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Author & Researcher, Health Care Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Psychosocial Oncology & Financial Toxicity


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Laurie Feingold, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 28, 2024.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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