However, many facilities that do not supply survival statistics use clinical trial results as a surrogate or substitute for actual survival data and treatment guidance. I also did not allow more than one from each facility. The most important takeaway for a myeloma patient is to have a myeloma specialist on your team, and you can find a listing of well over 200 if you CLICK HERE.
Dr. Barlogie - UAMS, Little Rock AR
Dr. Berenson - IMBCR - Los Angeles,CA
Dr. Hari - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. San Miguel - University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
Dr. Orlowski - M.D Anderson, Houston, TX
Dr. Palumbo - University of Torino, Italy
Dr. Rajkumar - Mayo, Rochester, MN
Dr. Richardson - Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Everyone will have an opinion, however, I think few can deny the quality of myeloma specialists represented on this list. Many people will not be able to chose one of these doctors for their doctor for a number of reasons, however there is a good chance you can get a second opinion from one of them which could be the template for your local myeloma specialist to implement. If you can not, then selecting one from the list of myeloma specialists listed at the following link if you CLICK HERE.
What is remarkable about the GREAT EIGHT is they each have their own treatment philosophy which goes from "Less is Best" to "More is Cure", and due to their experience and skill have provided exceptional outcomes for their patient's. Some of the feedback from the doctors on the list was just so thoughtful and meant so much to to us about our efforts to help the myeloma patient community, we just had to include it in this post. These included the following:
"Thanks for the honor. I am always humbled by the love and respect of patients. You in particular have been a wonderful resource for myeloma patients worldwide."
"You are a gem and thank you so much!"
"Thanks for the great honor to be included in this group. "
"Gary: Thanks for including me on your list. We are updating our survival curves and should have data soon. It is amazing how much better our patients are doing over the past few years."
To these GREAT EIGHT, I am honored and thankful for all of their SUPER efforts. Good Luck and God Bless OUR Myeloma Journey.