Why Roswell Park for Multiple Myeloma?

The Latest, Most Promising Treatments

Eligible patients at Roswell Park have access to clinical trials of new and promising treatments that may not be available elsewhere, including cutting-edge immunotherapies such as CAR T-cell therapy and the SurVaxM vaccine, which was developed by our own researchers. Our tumor board brings together specialists from several fields to help create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Better Survival Rates

We treat a high volume of multiple myeloma patients. Because our experts deal with the disease every day, they’re very familiar with the latest drugs and treatment approaches, and they know how to handle complications. A recent study shows that patients treated at high-volume centers like Roswell Park have a lower risk of death from the disease compared with patients treated at low-volume centers.

In addition, research presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) showed that multiple myeloma patients treated in academic comprehensive cancer centers like Roswell Park experienced superior overall survival compared with those treated at other types of institutions.

Jens Hillengass, MD
Chief of Myeloma

An Internationally Recognized Expert Who Helps Set the Standards

Jens Hillengass, MD, PhD, Chief of Myeloma at Roswell Park, is among the experts who serve on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) panel that develops the national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma. He was lead investigator of a study supported by the Black Swan Research Initiative of the International Myeloma Foundation, a groundbreaking project that brings together renowned researchers from around the world to work together toward a cure.

A Center of Excellence for Blood or Marrow Transplant

If you need a blood or marrow transplant (BMT), now or in the future, you’ll be in good hands in our Transplant & Cellular Therapies Center. Roswell Park was among the first centers in the world to routinely offer BMT, and we consistently have excellent patient survival results.

Fast, Early, Accurate Detection and Diagnosis

Our pathologists and radiologists concentrate on cancer — just cancer — every single day. They’re highly skilled in the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

A Full Menu of Services

A number of challenging issues can arise after a multiple myeloma diagnosis, including concerns related to nutritional needs, financial and legal matters, emotional well being and assistance in the home. Your Roswell Park team includes physical therapists, pain management experts, dietitians, psychologists, financial and legal advisors, and many other professionals to help you and your family address those issues.

We provide specialized and supportive services in one location for greater convenience, coordination of care and close communication among the members of your Roswell Park team.

Lifelong Care and Support

Multiple myeloma survivors have special needs even after treatment is complete. Our Survivorship and Supportive Care Center will coordinate your follow-up care, manage any side effects of your treatment and provide referrals for specialized services. We also offer yoga, massage and other wellness programs to help you stay healthy and happy into the future.

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