Krina Patel, MD, MSc, discusses research and initiatives that may help to mitigate disparities in patients with multiple myeloma including factors such as gender, race, and ethnicity.
In a conversation with CancerNetwork® during March’s Myeloma Awareness Month, Krina Patel, MD, MSc, spoke about disparities in outcomes and clinical trial access for patients with multiple myeloma.
Patel, associate professor in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma in the Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discussed previous research focusing on how factors including gender, race, and ethnicity correlated with treatment outcomes with autologous hemopoietic stem cell transplantation and CAR T-cell therapy.
She also detailed ongoing efforts from organizations such as the FDA and the International Myeloma Foundation on increasing enrollment of underserved patient groups on clinical trials as well as financial initiatives that may help to reduce barriers to treatment including transportation.
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