Although it's a relatively rare cancer, multiple myeloma, a disorder of the white (plasma) blood cells, strikes more Americans each year than brain cancer.
City of Hope is committed to beating this difficult disease. We have played a role in nearly every modern treatment for multiple myeloma in use today and we are leaders in national trials evaluating stem cell transplantation for myeloma. We are also the only Southern California member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium, a partnership of some 22 facilities across the country, dedicated to rapidly bringing the most promising new treatments to patients.
Thanks to generous support from the Briskin family, we have created a central organizational structure singularly focused on this challenging disease: the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research within the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Institute.
We aim to achieve that goal by aggressively pursuing and encouraging new research, developing new and improved treatments, and collaborating with myeloma experts nationally and internationally.