Common Induction Therapies: How Does the Oncologist or Specialist Decide?
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Sep 29, 2021 / 01:00PM - 02:00PM EDT
Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients Chapter

Event Description

With the amazing research being made in the myeloma field, there are now more front-line therapies than ever. What are your options? How does your doctor determine which induction therapy is right for you? Join Dr. Diamond as he walks us through this complex decision. 

Schedule & Agenda

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Introductions
01:00PM
Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey presents the meeting agenda and introduces our featured speaker. 
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Presentation
01:05PM
Dr. Benjamin Diamond
Dr. Ben Diamond shares questions to the following questions about induction therapy:  What are your options? How does your doctor determine which induction therapy is right for you?
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Questions and Answers
01:40PM
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Ask your questions to Dr. Diamond and get them answered! 

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Benjamin Diamond, MD
Benjamin Diamond, MD

Dr. Diamond is a hematologist/oncologist who specializes in the treatment of plasma cell disorders including monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, smoldering myeloma, and multiple myeloma. His research interests include utilization of minimal residual disease (MRD)-guided approaches to clinical decision-making, maintenance therapy, and the genomics of multiple myeloma and secondary malignancies that occur in patients treated for multiple myeloma. He completed fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spending a year as chief fellow, and has just recently joined the myeloma group at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where he is now a member of the Myeloma Genomics Laboratory participating in translational research. Some of his current projects include: Characterizing the genomics and origin of therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes and acute leukemias that develop post-melphalan treatment. An investigation of commonalities between rare structural variants seen in multiple myeloma at diagnosis and relapse; including real world data collected by HealthTree.

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