The Division of Cellular Therapy does bone marrow transplants and stem cell transplants for patients with different types of blood cancers. Specifically I see patients with multiple myeloma or other plasma cell issues like amyloidosis. Many of the cases in my clinic are difficult. So I spend a lot of time talking with my patients explaining the disease when they come as new patients and talking about the complexity of the disease because its important that they understand what to ask their physicians here at Duke and at home. Theres no standard treatment for myeloma. We have different options continuation of therapy immediate transplant or transplant later. I like to explain to patients why I favor a certain treatment approach and why I think it would be the best approach for them.
Dr. Cristina Gasparetto, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Gasparetto is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.