Mikhael and Cole Share Insights on Culturally Relevant Myeloma Care

Drs Mikhael and Cole discuss ways to help reduce disparities in myeloma by delivering culturally relevant care and highlight the importance of implementing shared decision-making, creating a well-informed multidisciplinary staff, and meeting patients where they are.

Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Ashling Wahner.

OncLive On Air® is a podcast from OncLive®, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive® covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions.

In today’s episode, sponsored by Sanofi, we passed the mic to Joseph Mikhael, MD, a professor in the Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and chief medical officer of the International Myeloma Foundation. Dr Mikhael moderated an OncLive® Insights workshop discussion on addressing disparities and practicing multicultural care in myeloma.

Dr Mikhael was joined by Craig Cole, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr Cole is also a clinician at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing in Lansing, Michigan.

In this exclusive conversation, Drs Mikhael and Cole discussed ways to help reduce disparities in myeloma by delivering culturally relevant care. In particular, they highlighted the importance of implementing shared decision-making, creating a well-informed multidisciplinary staff, and meeting patients where they are culturally and socially.

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