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Top-Rated US Cancer Center- Multiple Myeloma NOT the same as “Cancer”

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“You  will find you are between 1.9 and 5.7 times more likely to die in 5 years at the average SEER facility (Statistics developed by the National Cancer Institute) than if under the care of one of these exceptional myeloma professionals or under the care of a doctor considered to be a myeloma specialist.”

The point of this blog post is to point out that while the list of “Top-Rated US Cancer Centers” is worthy of note, the list of Myeloma (MM) Specialists and Hospitals below is below is different and more nuanced.

By nuanced, I mean, for instance, that James Berenson’s Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, manages multiple myeloma very differently than, does MD Anderson. The IMBCR does not provide autolgous stem cell transplants while MD Anderson does. The IMBCR focuses exclusively on multiple myeloma and MD Anderson treats all cancers.

Both organizations offer above average five-year survival rates for MM patients but they provide MM patients a fundamentally different MM experiences. Dr. Berenson is a multiple myeloma specialist while MDAnderson is a cancer institution with a number of practicing oncologists.

Have you been diagnosed with multiple myeloma? What stage? What are your symptoms? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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MD Anderson Is Once Again Top-Rated US Cancer Center

“University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is once again the number-one ranked cancer hospital in America in the annual ratings from US News & World Report

Rounding out the top five are:

  1. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
  2. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota;
  3. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; and
  4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts…

The rest of the top 10 are:

  • Cleveland Clinic;
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (tied for 8th); and
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

Multiple Myeloma Survival Rates and Life Expectancy by Hospital and Specialist

Myeloma is considered to be a rare, complex, and historically believed to be an incurable cancer.  This web site provided a listing of survival rates of Multiple Myeloma Specialists.  You  will find you are between 1.9 and 5.7 times more likely to die in 5 years at the average SEER facility(Statistics developed by the National Cancer Institute) than if under the care of one of these exceptional myeloma professionals or under the care of a doctor considered to be a myeloma specialist…

Western Region

  • Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research(Dr.James Berenson), West Hollywood, CA
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) , Seattle Washington

Southern Region

  • MD Anderson, Houston, TX
  • UAMS(Dr. Fritz Van Rhee), Little Rock AR –
  • Shands at the University of Florida (Jan S. Moreb. MD) Gainsville, FL –

Midwest Region

  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH –
  • Kenwood Hospital, Oncology/Hematology Care( Dr. Edward A. Faber Jr,) Cincinnati Ohio
  • Mayo Clinic(Dr. Vincent Rajkumar), Rochester, MN
  • Medical College of Wisconsin(Dr Parameswaran Hari), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The James – Ohio State University (Dr. Craig Hofmeister) Columbus, Ohio
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics(Dr. Guido Tricot), Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Kansas Cancer Center (Siddhartha Ganguly, MD, FACP) Kansas City, Kansas
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center ,Omaha, Nebraska – 

Eastern Region

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon, NH
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center(Sergio Giralt, MD), New York, NY
  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center(Bart Barlogie, MD and Sundar Jagannath, MD ) NY, NY
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute(Phillip McCarthy MD), Buffalo, NY




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Juliana says a few months ago

I need help , i have a cousin who is suffering from myelom and we desperately need help. Please help.

    David Emerson says a few months ago

    Hi Juliana-

    I am sorry to learn of your cousin’s MM diagnosis. In order for me to provide information and help I need to understand your cousins symptoms and stage. Do you know what stage of MM (I,II,III)? Do you know if there is any bone pain/involvement? Kidney involvement?

    The single greatest achievement for conventional MM treatment has been oncology’s ability to stabilize the advanced MM patient.

    Let me know- Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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