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What to Do with Your MRD Results: Starting or Changing Treatment
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Minimal Residual Disease (MRD)
event Sep 06, 2022 / 07:00PM - 08:00PM EDT

Event Description

Minimal residual disease testing for myeloma is gaining traction and popularity, but the verdict on what to do with these test results is still uncertain. Join myeloma specialist Dr. Costa as he discusses how his recent clinical trials are aiding in answering this question.

Schedule & Agenda

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey introduces the agenda of the event and featured speaker Dr. Luciano Costa.
The panelist Luciano Costa, MD, PhD
Luciano Costa, MD, PhD
Dr. Costa talks about MRD and his recent clinical trial.
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Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Luciano Costa, MD, PhD
Luciano Costa, MD, PhD

Luciano J. Costa, M.D., Ph.D., serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Dr. Costa obtained his M.D. and subsequently Ph.D. from Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. He then trained in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Colorado in Aurora and in blood and marrow transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Costa was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina where he co-chaired the Protocol Review Committee at Hollings Cancer Center. He was recruited to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2014 as a Senior Clinical Investigator and currently directs the Multiple Myeloma and the Immune Effector Cellular Therapy programs. His primary research focus is the development of new therapies for plasma cell malignancies. Dr. Costa leads several multi-institutional and international projects exploring new cellular and immunotherapies and minimal residual disease in myeloma. He is regarded as an international leader in the field with more than 200 peer-reviewed abstracts and publications in high-impact journals such as Blood, Leukemia, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and The New England Journal of Medicine.

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