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Multiple Myeloma Progress for 2020 with Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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HealthTree Podcast for Multiple Myeloma
event Jan 30, 2020 / 11:00AM - 12:00PM MST

Event Description

Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Interview Date: January 30, 2020

The new year (and new decade) promises to bring rapid progress in multiple myeloma. In our annual show, Dr. Robert Orlowski of the MD Anderson Cancer Center shares a broad overview of the latest treatments for all stages of disease: smoldering myeloma, newly diagnosed myeloma and relapsed/refractory myeloma. Dr. Orlowski discusses combination therapies, new immunotherapies, new diagnostic technologies and new targeted treatments that are in in the clinic today or in development in myeloma clinical trials. Dr. Orlowski skillfully simplifies the significant work being performed by so many companies for multiple myeloma patients. 

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Schedule & Agenda

Dr. Robert Orlowski & Jenny Ahlstrom

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD
Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD

Robert Z. Orlowski, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of Myeloma, and Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Lymphoma/Myeloma and Experimental Therapeutics, where he is board-certified in medical oncology. Dr. Orlowski earned his doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. After his fellowships in Hematology and Medical Oncology at John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, he joined the faculty at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Following that, Dr. Orlowski accepted a position at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2007 to lead the Myeloma Section in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma. His research interests include pathobiology of, novel therapeutic targets and mechanisms of drug resistance in myeloma which are documented in hundreds of scientific articles, book chapters, and presentations at conferences. Dr. Orlowski is an investigator on numerous clinical trials, and appointed Myeloma Committee Chair for SWOG.

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The panelist Jennifer Ahlstrom
Jennifer Ahlstrom

Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of the HealthTree Foundation.

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