The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will host a free, virtual education program for patients, their families, and members of the Black community interested in learning more about Multiple Myeloma.  


Multiple Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow and affects Black Americans twice as much as it does white Americans.  What’s more, recent studies show that Black Americans are significantly less likely to receive the latest treatments and are more likely to experience treatment delays if a diagnosis does occur.


Presented by Craig Emmitt Cole, MD, Director of Clinical Research at Breslin Cancer Center at Michigan State University, this free, virtual program will allow participants to gain a better understanding of Myeloma as it relates to race/ethnicity and its prevalence and diagnosis among Black Americans. Attendees will also learn about Myeloma staging, treatment options, and research, including new therapies in relapsed Myeloma and how important it is for people from all races and ethnicities to enroll in clinical trials.  In addition, participants will learn about the resources available in their community and those provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Caregivers, family members and members of the Black community are encouraged to attend.


Dr. Cole’s primary clinical and research interest is in Multiple Myeloma, and he has published and presented his research at several national hematology-focused meetings. Dr. Cole has a commitment to patient empowerment and education, volunteering with several local and national patient advocacy associations.


While this program is free to attend, pre-registration is required. More information and online registration can be found at this link: National support for this program provided by: Takeda Oncology, AstraZeneca, Genentech- a Member of the Roche Group, Biogen, and Epizyme.


Optimal viewing for this program is on a computer or mobile device using the Zoom application. Audio only is an option. Email required to register and participate in the program. If you do not have a valid email address, please call the staff person listed above to register.

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