Our Treatment Approach
The Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center is part of Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Hematologic Oncology Treatment Center, one of the world's largest and most respected treatment centers for patients with disorders of the blood or bone marrow. Hematological disorders can take many different forms, and your care team will include experts with specialized knowledge in treating various manifestations of multiple myeloma.
Because treatment for multiple myeloma is evolving quickly, it is important to be seen at — or to consult with — a treatment center like ours that has cared for many patients with this kind of cancer. Many of the most advanced multiple myeloma therapies were developed by research scientists in our own laboratories.
To make your care as seamless as possible, our hematologists/oncologists, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, and clinical social workers work closely together to decide what kind of treatment will work best to combat your particular disease at each stage.
Experts from every specialty come together each week to evaluate each case and to verify that each patient is getting the optimal care. These specialists review your care plan to reach a consensus recommendation, which we share with you. Your team works to ensure that your care plan offers the best possible outcomes, and that all your needs are met.
As a highly specialized Center within Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center's Hematologic Oncology Treatment Center, we focus on the distinct needs of people with multiple myeloma. This enables us to provide a highly personalized approach to your care. In order to create the most effective treatment plan, your care team will adjust the dosing and timing of your therapy based on how you respond to a particular treatment. This approach delivers treatments that are often very effective, and people living with multiple myeloma can have minimal disruption to their quality of life for a long period of time.
We view every patient as an individual, with unique needs and expectations. We take time to involve you and your family in each step of the treatment process. As you go through treatment, you will have access to a wide range of resources — from nutrition services to integrative therapies — that we provide to support you and your family.
All outpatient therapy is provided at the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most advanced outpatient cancer centers in the country.
If you need to be hospitalized during your care, or if you undergo stem cell transplantation, you will be admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) or the Dana-Farber Inpatient Hospital located within BWH. Your medical oncologist and nurse will closely monitor your care and will coordinate your care with additional specialists who will address any other symptoms you may be experiencing. Learn more about your stay.