Myeloma 

The specialist myeloma clinical team at UCLH comprises three Consultants, one or two Research Fellows and two Clinical Nurse Specialists. There are four myeloma outpatient clinics a week, seeing on average 300 patients a month.  We have a dedicated myeloma MDT that includes clinical oncologists, pain specialists, palliative care clinical nurse specialists, spinal surgeons and musculo-skeletal radiologist.  We have a dedicated Spinal MDT and a Joint Neuropathy clinic, run every 2 months.  We have a large and active clinical trial programme, from phase I first-in-man studies to randomized phase III trials.  Our patients have the opportunity to receive novel treatments, including state-of-the-art protocols. Around 50% of the patients receiving treatment are on clinical trials, and they are supported by two myeloma research nurses and one myeloma clinical trials practitioner.  We perform 40-50 stem cell transplants annually, the majority are autologous stem cell transplants. We have access to an experienced physiotherapist, who offers advice and exercise programmes where appropriate.

Conditions treated

  • Multiple myeloma
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Amyloidosis
  • MGUS
  • POEMS
Service performance

We have about 500 patients with multiple myeloma under regular follow-up. Of these about 70 per cent are under shared care with our partner trusts. Referrals are seen as dictated by clinical need, and urgent ones are seen within the week.

Patient support services

Our clinical nurse specialist meets with the patients at their first consultation and stays with them throughout their myeloma journeys.  Patients on clinical trials also have access to research nurses/clinical trial practitioners. Early referrals to symptom control and palliative care services ensures an integrated and holistic management approach.

Patient aftercare

The myeloma CNS’s support patients after discharge, providing telephone follow-up as required, and reviewing them in the myeloma nurse-led clinic.

Dr Shirley D'Sa Clinical haematology, Myeloma, Cancer services at UCLH, Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia
Dr Neil Rabin Clinical haematology, Myeloma
Prof Kwee Yong Clinical haematology, Myeloma, Cancer services at UCLH, Pathology

 Contact details

Myeloma
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
Huntley Street
London, WC1E 6AG
 
Outpatient clinics - 1st and 4th floors
Haematology day care - 4th floor
Blood tests/phlebotomy - lower ground floor

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 7359

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 8028
Fax: 020 3447 9911

Other information
Outside of normal working hours:
Please ask the switchboard (020 3456 7890) to bleep the on-call Haematology SpR

 Patient testimonials

"I think, most importantly, that I have been aware that the treatment that I have received in the Myeloma Unit at UCH is absolutely Gold standard!  The professional and pastoral care received from you, your fellow consultants, (in particular Neil Rabin and Shirley D’Sa) has been outstanding over the years."

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