The Cure Panel Talk Show on Myeloma

with Dr. Ajai Chari of Mt.Sinai

The Cure Panel Talk Show on 26 September, 2013 @ 6pm ET

The Cure Panel Talk Show is excited to feature Dr. Ajai Chari, from Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, 26 September @ 6pm ET.

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 Vincents 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.

Only 50 slots available! HURRY! Register NOW!! to participate in the show and ask the panel a myeloma question live on-air!!


Cure Panelists

Gary Petersen

Gary is the editor of and a 6 year survivor of multiple myeloma. He is now 6 years into CR post a stem cell transplant. He works with Myeloma specialists to provide life expectancy and survival rate data through his site.

Jack Aiello

Jack Aiello was born 62 years ago in San Mateo, CA and raised in Silicon Valley. From 1976-2001, Jack worked in various technical sales & marketing positions. However in 1995, Jack was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which started him on a series of numerous treatments, including lots of chemotherapy, 3 stem cell transplants (2 auto’s, 1 full allo), 4 rounds of radiation and 2 clinical trials. During the last 11 years, he has been active in many rewarding volunteer opportunities, including those with LLS, IMF, MMRF and others.

Pat Killingsworth

Myeloma Beacon columnist and blogger, Pat was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2007 at age 51. Pat who was in remission has recently learned that his myeloma is back. Pat is an author of three myeloma books and the fourth one is expected to hit the stands by the end of the year. Pat’s books include, Living with Multiple Myeloma, Stem Cell Transplants-A Patient’s Perspective, and New Multiple Myeloma Therapies. He maintains two blogs, Living with Multiple Myeloma and Help with Cancer.

Cynthia Chmielewski

Cynthia Chmielewski is a Jersey Girl! She was born and raised in “The Burg” made famous by the novels of Janet Evanovich. After graduating from Rutgers University she secured a job as a special needs educator and has been teaching ever since. Cynthia was diagnosed with Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma in 2008 and began treatment with novel therapies immediately. She retired from teaching after 28 years of service when a Stem Cell Transplant failed to put her into remission. Now that she is retired she uses her passion for education to teach a new group of “students”- myeloma patients and their caregivers. Cynthia is an active member of the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, a trained mentor, and participates in several online communities. She also is very active on Twitter. Naturally her Twitter name is @MyelomaTeacher.

Lizzy Smith

Lizzy Smith was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in January 2012 at the age of 44. Treated at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, she has undergone a tandem stem cell transplant and is completing her year of maintenance therapy. She is currently in remission. Lizzy is a single mom for two daughters, ages 13 and six. She enjoys yoga, hiking, power walks and travel. She remains active in the cancer world by blogging her experiences at

Myeloma Cure Panel Talk Show @ 6 pm ET

Thursday, Sep. 26th 2013 at 6pm

This is an online event.

Dr. Ajai Chari will be discussing the importance of clinical trials and why people should enrol in them.

Callers may also be given the opportunity to ask the panel questions on myeloma live on the show.

Only 50 slots available. Hurry and Register! (or)


The Cure Panel Talk Show Format

  • 6.00 pm - Conference call starts.
  • 6.00 pm - Moderator welcomes and introduces co-host, and panelists.
  • 6.01 pm - Co-host introduces the expert and panelists.
  • 6.03 pm - Experts speak on the topic.
  • 6.13 pm - Panelists begin discussion.
  • 6.45 pm - Discussion is opened up for listeners.
  • 6:59 pm - Moderator thanks co-host, panelists, and participants.
  • 7.00 pm - Call comes to an end.


  1. AUGUST MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Ravi Vij on Latest Myeloma Treatments
  2. SEPTEMBER MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Parameswaran Hari and Gary PetersenonMyeloma Disease Progression and Treatment
  3. OCTOBER MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Pat Killingsworth on Myeloma Cure vs Control
  4. NOVEMBER MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. James R. Berenson on Myeloma Treatment without Transplant
  5. JANUARY MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Shaji K. Kumar and Dr. Edward A. Faber onNew Promising Treatments for Myeloma
  6. FEBRUARY MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Pat Killingsworth, Gary Petersen, Nick Van Dyk, and Sandy Hirsch - An online support group discussion.
  7. MARCH MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Matt Goldman, Anya Prince, Amy Garofalo and Pat Killingsworth - Working While Living with Myeloma.
  8. APRIL MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Robert Orlowski on Exciting New Drugs and Combinations for Myeloma.
  9. JUNE MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Don Baylor and Dr. James Berenson on Stress and Impact of Stress while Living with Myeloma.
  10. JULY MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Shaji K. Kumar on Myeloma ASCO Updates.
  11. AUGUST MYELOMA CURE PANEL with Dr. Ravi Vij and Anne Quinn Young of MMRF on Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant: Pros and Cons.

About Cure Panel Talk Show

Cure Panel is organized by CureTalk, a blog dedicated to discussing the future of medicine and the latest treatments under development. Cure Panel Talk Show is a series of monthly conference calls that will feature leading medical experts in conversation with patients/bloggers/researchers/health consumers. The panel will discuss latest cures under development of a given condition like Myeloma, Prostate Cancer.

CureTalk is a blog of, an online platform to connect patients to clinical trials of new treatments.

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