Amrita Krishnan, M.D., Director, Multiple Myeloma Program
City of Hope’s approach to treating myeloma starts with a coordinated, multidisciplinary care team, composed of myeloma specialists, whose main goals are controlling your disease so that you can live longer and maintain an active life.
Treatment advances are happening rapidly in myeloma and new agents approved recently mean survival has risen dramatically. We are among the centers at the forefront of that progress. City of Hope was involved in pivotal early trials on two drugs that are now part of myeloma therapy worldwide: daratumumab and ixazomib.
Each patient’s disease is distinct, so treatment plans are individualized and incorporate the newest combination therapies — for example, promising new immunotherapies often are combined with chemotherapy to increase the chances treatment will be effective.
While we treat the entire spectrum of disease, City of Hope is exceptionally experienced with treating patients who have high-risk disease, relapsed disease and those who have failed previous therapies.