Multiple Myeloma /Amyloidosis Service

The Multiple Myeloma/Amyloidosis Center at Columbia University provides comprehensive care to patients with plasma cell dyscrasias including multiple myeloma, MGUS, amyloidosis, POEMS and Waldenstrom’s disease. The Center specializes in providing novel therapies through clinical trials. It is the goal of the program to translate laboratory discoveries quickly into the clinical practice and to conduct an active program of basic and clinical research aiming at improving the outcomes of patients with plasma cell dyscrasias. We provide a comprehensive range of services for patients including development of a personalized treatment plan that is designed and executed in collaboration with your local physician/oncologist. We have access to novel drugs in clinical phase I, II and III studies. The studies include investigator-initiated trials as well as multi-center, national or international trials. The Center collaborates with a comprehensive stem cell transplantation service provided by the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation Section of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Lastly, we gladly see patients in consultation to provide second opinions and confirmatory review of testing.

Active Clinical Trials for Multiple Myeloma/Amyloidosis Service

Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma:

  • Lenalidomide (CC5013) + Dexamethasone with or withour Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant in Newly Diagnosed MM.

Relasped/Refractory Multiple Myeloma:

  • Phase II study of Carfilzomib + Pomalidomide + Dexamethasone in Relasped or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
  • Phase III Oral MLN9708 plus Lenalidomide + Dxamethasone vs. Placebo plus Lenalidomide + Dexamethasone in relapsed or refractory MM

Relasped/Refactory Systemic Amyloidosis:

  • Phase II Bendamustine and Dexamethasone AL Amyloidosis

FOR MORE INFORMATION. OR TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR SCHEDULING COORDINATOR - MARIA NEGRON (646) 317-4805.

Faculty

Research Scientists

  • Shirong Li, Ph.D.
  • Jing Fu, Ph.D.

Staff

  • Maria Negron, Patient Services Representative
  • Avigayil East, Nurse Practitioner
  • Jessica Stiles, Clinical Research Nurse
  • Celeste Rojas, Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact

New Patient Appointments
(646) 317-4805 
Dr. Lentzsch
Maria Negron, assistant
(646) 317-4805
Dr. Mapara
Maria Negron, assistant
(646) 317-4805
Dr. Schecter
Anna Liristis, assistant
(212) 305-5364
NewYork-Presbyterian Operator
(212) 305-2500