Diet is a key contributor to disparities in many chronic diseases and conditions, such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and peripheral artery disease. It is essential to understand how various factors, including diet and nutrition, contribute to these disparities to address and ultimately eliminate health disparities. Dr. Urvi Shah joins the Black Myeloma Health Community Chapter to discuss myeloma patients' chronic conditions and how a change in diet can reduce the risk for many chronic diseases.
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“I became a Myeloma Coach after meeting many patients who did not have a peer mentor to ask questions and find relevant information about myeloma.”
Dr. Urvi Shah is a faculty on the myeloma service, division of hematologic malignancies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on studying the role of diet, microbiome, and other lifestyle-related risk factors in plasma cell disorders as well as identifying interventions to improve outcomes for these patients. She also studies immune therapies (including CAR T cell therapies) for myeloma. Being a lymphoma survivor herself she is passionate about helping patients make wise nutritional and lifestyle choices as they face a plasma cell disorder diagnosis as well as raising awareness about healthy choices to prevent cancer.
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