Multiple myeloma care


At City of Hope, we know that multiple myeloma is a complex disease that requires an experienced team of cancer experts.
That’s why we work with you, and one another, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan personalized to your individual needs, preferences and goals. Our hematologic oncologists are trained and experienced in all stages of multiple myeloma, from diagnosing the disease, to treating it and managing its side effects, to survivorship. We involve you at every step, so you can make informed decisions. We treat each patient not just as a whole person, but like we’d want our own family to be treated.

How are we different?

Quality of life-focused treatments

Your multidisciplinary team of oncologists and supportive care providers work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your diagnosis and needs. Your treatments may include chemotherapy, interventional radiology, stem cell transplantation and targeted therapy. Your care team also may recommend a therapy called kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure designed to relieve pain from compression fractures of the spinal vertebrae caused by multiple myeloma.

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Comprehensive team approach

Your multiple myeloma care team works all under one roof. That means you have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care services, all in one location. Your team is led by a hematologic oncologist, and your treatment plan is coordinated by a care manager dedicated to orchestrating your schedule, communicating with the rest of your care team, getting your questions answered and helping you access your test results in a timely manner. Your care team may also include a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, oncology nurses and a variety of supportive care providers.

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Whole-person care

Our doctors work with supportive care providers to deliver evidence-informed services designed to address the symptoms of your disease and the side effects of treatment. That’s what supportive care is about: keeping you strong so you can better tolerate your treatments and maintain your quality of life. Our supportive care services include nutritional support to help you develop a diet plan to help stay nourished, while pain management physicians offer medication and non-medicinal approaches to help you keep your pain in check. And our spiritual support and behavioral health providers help support your mental and emotional health before, during and after your treatment.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is now City of Hope®, joining forces to expand patient access to personalized, comprehensive cancer care.

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James Slack, MD - Hematologic Oncologist

“Oncology is a fascinating field, one with so much potential for helping people. That potential to make a difference is why I chose to work in medicine.”

Access to clinical trials

Clinical trials are critical tools researchers and doctors use to determine the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and therapies. At City of Hope, we are committed to offering our patients innovative and new cancer treatments, including access to clinical trials when appropriate. These trials may provide therapies that are not yet widely available to qualified patients who have exhausted conventional treatment options or whose cancer is advanced or difficult to treat. Our cancer doctors and researchers will work with you to determine whether you qualify for a trial and, if so, help you enroll.

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There is so much more to the experience of City of Hope than just the treatment. City of Hope takes the worry away. Scheduling, appointments, all of these details are taken care of."

Stephen Hook

Call us now to schedule your City of Hope consultation.

  • Meet with a team of multiple myeloma experts
  • Oncology Information Specialists ready 24/7 to answer your call
  • Appointments available in as little as 24 hours
  • Whole-person care, all under one roof