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    Our Next Show: Creating a New Multiple Myeloma Research Center from Scratch with William Matsui, MD, Dell Medical School LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes

Tuesday, August 20 @ 11 am Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern

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Why are myeloma specialists and researchers so important? What does it take to create a new myeloma research center from scratch? William Matsui, MD recently left Johns Hopkins to do just that. Dr. Matsui is the Deputy Director of the new University of Texas Dell Medical School’s LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes myeloma program in Austin, Texas. Learn what it takes to develop a new myeloma research center and lab and how it helps develop new strategies that could potentially extend lives. Dr. Matsui’s unique focus on precursor stem cells, allo transplant approaches and immunotherapy in myeloma care will also be discussed. 

William Matsui, MD is Deputy Director of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at Dell Medical School. He specializes in caring for patients with cancers that involve the blood and bone marrow as well as bone marrow transplantation. Matsui came to Austin from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of oncology and served as the director of the Multiple Myeloma Program and the co-director of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies. Matsui received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and his clinical training in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins.


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About Author

Jenny A

Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical trials. Founder of Myeloma Crowd, Myeloma Crowd Radio and the CrowdCare Foundation.


  1. Debbi Culp-Hook August 20, 2019 at 5:11 am

    I had all of my very successful treatments, including autologous SCT, with Dr. Ramakrishnan in Austin at South Aistin Medical Center Cancer Care Clinic in concert with Dr. Tebcherany of Texas Oncology. It is very exciting to have Austin become known for research and treatment of Multiple Myeloma and other blood cancers. People were surprised that I chose that route instead of M.D. Anderson but I have never regretted my choice (primarily driven by insurance, personal care, and family support system availability). Care in a technologically advanced city, like Austin, is progressive and successful. So pleased to see new specialty players in the game, especially as highly credentialed as Dr. Matsui. In the past 4 years the existing facilities have become so crowded, the need is definitely there! I drive 350 miles frim my home to receive quality, personalized follow up care. Again, glad to see you in Austin. Welcome to ATX!

    • Jenny A
      Jenny A August 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Debbi, he is so amazing. Great addition for Austin and surrounding residents!

  2. Maxey Sanderson August 20, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Why are you not combining your efforts with MMRF and MMRC in Boston or the IMF innAtlanta?

    • Jenny A
      Jenny A August 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Maxey, we’ve found that collaboration between the foundations is pretty tough. Not that we don’t want to.It would make sense for patients though.

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