Alec Visit 1: A 62-year-old man presenting with low back pain


Alec Visit 1: A 62-year-old man presenting with low back pain

Topic: Hematology-Oncology
Relevant Terms: Multiple Myeloma
Primary Audience: Hematologists/Oncologists
Launch Date: 29-Nov-12
Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Clinical Decision Points in Multiple Myeloma

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Use cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and gene expression profiling to define patient prognosis and risk stratification
  2. Implement evidence-based strategies to prolong the duration of response in patients with multiple myeloma
  3. Incorporate current consensus recommendations, guidelines, and the latest clinical evidence in the management of multiple myeloma


    Paul G. Richardson, MD
    RJ Corman Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Director, Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple Myeloma
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Philip L. McCarthy, MD
    Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
    Department of Medicine
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation
    Buffalo, New York
    Peter Voorhees, MD
    Associate Professor
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Clinical Decision Points in Multiple Myeloma
    Release date: November 29, 2012
    Expiration date: November 29, 2013
    Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hours
    Sponsored by Curatio CME Institute
    Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Celgene and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.
    Target Audience
    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with multiple myeloma.
    Accreditation Statement
    Curatio CME Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Credit Designation
    Curatio CME Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    Method of Participation
    There are no fees for participating in this CME activity. To receive credit during the period November 29, 2012 to November 29, 2013, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, (3) complete the posttest and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.
    To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 70% or better on the posttest. The posttest can be accessed at the end of the activity. Please e-mail any questions to
    The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the target audience.
    The information presented at this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient's medical condition.
    Course Viewing Requirements
    To view the activity online you will need the following hardware/software: Personal computer or smartphone with Internet access, a Web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer v7.0+, Firefox v3.5+, Safari v4.0+, or Mozilla v1.4+) with JavaScript enabled.

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    Paul G. Richardson, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisory Board:  Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Keryx, Millennium, Nereus, Novartis
    Dr. Richardson discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.
    Philip L. McCarthy, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship:
    Speaker: Celgene; Consultant: Celgene
    Dr. McCarthy discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.
    Peter Voorhees, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant: Abbott Laboratories, Celgene, MedImmune
    Advisory Board: Abbott Laboratories, Celgene, MedImmune
    Research Support: Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, Prolexys
    Curatio CME Institute
    Denise C. LaTemple, PhD, President, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
    Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Senior Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
    Unapproved Product Use
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