WebMD Health Discovered – The Fight for Equity in Multiple Myeloma Care


Karmanos multiple myeloma survivor Robert Brooks and Craig Cole, M.D., join WebMD's Health Discovered podcast to talk about the following topics surrounding health equity in multiple myeloma care:

  • The importance of patients being their own health advocate
  • Seeing a doctor for any pains, as they could be a sign of multiple myeloma
  • Why people, especially African Americans, should be screened for monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS – a precursor disease that puts people at a high risk of developing multiple myeloma)
  • The need for African Americans to participate in promising clinical trials for multiple myeloma treatment.

Dr. Cole is a hematologist at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing and a member of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis and Hematology Oncology Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Brooks explains why he chose Karmanos for his treatment and decided to participate in a clinical trial under the care of Jeffrey Zonder, M.D., hematologist and oncologist, leader of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis MDT and member of the Hematology Oncology MDT.

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