Free, Interactive Telephone Education Program Features Myeloma Experts,
Melissa Alsina, M.D. and Kathy A. Daily, R.N.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Myeloma patients can learn about managing side effects during a free telephone education workshop sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and led by myeloma experts Melissa Alsina, M.D., and Kathy A. Daily, R.N. of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute.
"Managing Myeloma Side Effects: What you Need to Know," is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12 noon -- 1:30 p.m. ET. Dr. Alsina, associate professor of medicine, for the bone marrow transplant program, and Kathy A. Daily, transplant nurse specialist, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute in Tampa, FL., will discuss diagnosis and treatment options of patients with myeloma, including information on emerging therapies under study. They will also discuss symptom and side effect management, information on the role of clinical trials and drug therapies in the advancement of myeloma treatment, and quality of life issues. A question-and-answer period will follow.
"The more information Myeloma patients have, the better decisions they can make in regard to treatment and side effect management," explains Robin Kornhaber, M.S.W., the Society's senior vice president of patient services. "We encourage patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to participate in this informative program."
This educational program is supported by Celgene and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Nurses and social workers who participate in the program have an opportunity to earn 1.5 Continuing Education contact hours.
|SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|
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