Discussing Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials with Dr. Ajai Chari of Mt Sinai NYC on 9/26 @CurePanelTalkShow
Why are clinical trials important and how can you enroll in one. These are some of the questions that may pop up in your mind when you hear doctors/fellow patients suggest the same to you.
We are having Dr. Ajai Chari of Mount Sinai Hospital answer all your questions on myeloma clinical trials on 26 September at 6pm ET on The Cure Panel Talk Show.
Dr. Ajai Chari is Assistant Professor Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. Dr. Chari served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he founded and developed the multiple myeloma program and was also a member of the stem cell transplant program. He then joined the nationally renowned myeloma program at St Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center prior to its transition to the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the principal investigator on several clinical trials. He has also given numerous lectures on plasma cell disorders and has served as a moderator and abstract reviewer for the American Society of Hematology in this field. He is the Mt Sinai representative on the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium.
Talking to Dr. Chari would be our experienced myeloma panel comprising of Gary Petersen, Pat Killingsworth, Jack Aiello, Cynthia Chmielewski, and Lizzy Smith.
We have been receiving a lot of questions for our panel and we hope to get all the answers. To listen to the broadcast live CLICK HERE and ask Dr. Chari or the panel members a question dial-in using 718-664-6574 between 6pm-7pm ET.
A recent Patient Power video segment showed Dr. Robert Orlowski of MD Anderson answer three basic questions on clinical trials…
Q – Am I going to get a placebo?
Dr.RO – Most of the times, the answer to this question is NO. In clinical trials of cancer if you are going to receive a placebo you are obliged to be informed of the same.
Q –How do I know that the drug will have some benefits?
Dr.RO – Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the drug will be responsive. However, most of the drugs in clinical trials have already been tested in labs to check for potential benefits.
Q- What would be the cost of participating in a trial?
Dr.RO – The cost is different for different trials, but it is usually free of cost when you are in a trial for a drug not yet approved by the FDA. Clinical trials are the best way to receive some of the most exciting treatments there is available even before they are made available to others.
We will be answering more of these questions on the show. Do Tune In and catch all information on myeloma clinical trials.