OMF - Jennifer Geoffroy, 53, multiple myeloma, Pittstown, NJ with Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Program Director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and Physician at LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics Institute, Dana-Farber 8-22-18

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Wednesday, August 22nd
Ten years ago, at 43 years old, Jennifer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma during an annual routine physical. She was an active, healthy young mother with no symptoms of cancer.  

She has since undergone a stem cell transplant and now receives medication and labs every 3 months. Jennifer is still being treated by Dr. Anderson, who she claims saved her life and the lives of her four daughters. 

Jennifer chose to be treated at Dana-Farber because of its excellent reputation. She also likes that her team solely focuses on multiple myeloma and has several experts in the field. 

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to exercise, either going on walks or bike rides, take vacation, and spend time with her family. 

She is supported at home by her husband, Glenn; her 21-year-old daughter, Danielle, and her 13-year-old identical triplets, Rachel, Nicole, and Alexa.

Dr. Anderson serves as chief of the Division of Hematologic Neoplasia, director of the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, and vice chair of the Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine at Dana-Farber.

In his four decades of practice and research, including 32 years at Dana-Farber, Anderson has played a central role in transforming myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, from a near immediate death sentence to, in many cases, a chronic, manageable illness.

From the 1970s through the ‘90s, not a single new myeloma drug made it into clinical practice. But during the last decade, Anderson has helped shepherd multiple new drugs from laboratory bench through regulatory approval and to the patient bedside.

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Let me bring back and say bring back as he's been with us for years doctor Kenneth Anderson it's always great to see your doctor. Great to be like the dean doctor stunts are unbelievable. Work over the years I can tell you from being around here for a most of these seventeen years. And I'll give you an example right here this is Jennifer to afford nice to meet you. It's great to see you I'm gonna read your own words Jennifer says that she claims that doctor Anderson not only saved her life. But the lives of her four dollars. You said. I think that everyone thinks about the patient and they don't really think about it on them and for me personally. The triplets where three. And my older daughter is with us tonight on sizzle so in the Barry young for me and ten years ago you met him years shirtless. All of their heads and I'm like yeah. I noticed that earlier. In the hour. They're not real not real well and I think that would massively drops yeah. That is some believe is a ten years ago and you met this tournament I did I did. So you from you have that done hooters yes what brought you here will prosecute Dana Farber. Was Jewish reputation. It was here about the reputation. And then doctor Anderson I was so blast and I'm so grateful to have them. It's viewed by him. And it's funny because when you first get the diagnosis it's like okay what you do it you know doubted and data are so special to Xena when I first called and you don't know what's going on in all these things are going through your mind there was another reputable hospital like Walton. Just to make an appointment sure you know this information. And just they talk to be on the phone I was so uncomfortable and then. Contact granderson up fast and just from the initial call they were just so supportive so suites are nice and it's just. Been an amazing. Journey to go see something so difficult and he's the best. In the world. At least we'll release it's I see every year I think since I've been doing this and so when she college lumps does he call you directly. Are you playing its direct selling truck and all hell of an apple and. An act I'm actually pretty easy to get yeah. Actually. I think that that that wonderful thing about Dana Farber and the Jimmy fox and everything that you are doing all the donors. We do cutting edge science we do we've researched and we get new treatment. So Jennifer is sitting here. And in fact she's free of cancer for ten year. That's a good start and and but the other thing we do is we take care patient has family so we really as you are seeing in spades here. Honestly people enjoy all the milestones of life and then graduation. And hopefully that college tuitions. And their weddings that are technology at. But it's honestly it's giving cutting edge treatment and treating patients as family that's what our partners. So differed in you united editors and we fairly. How often what was that like their ticket ray recorder. The meager come appeared ridiculous visits are yap and when I had my AM transplant in us through that we. My sister's in Massachusetts issue is very gracious and she tech. The whole family nannies like everybody for three weeks while I was here and then. I think coming for ten years I never miss my appointments so I can every three months NIC doctor Anderson I get my check happen. Just I would and that's something I prioritize I won't let anything get ahead of that. Worked anything justified Mac dead. My kids aren't dead life's not dead so it's something that I just prioritize in my life is getting here. So you're so. Off from adopted our teams are we still Jackson guy and what are you talking dad is not just not happy I stuck out as an adjustment well now he says. He's put that aside right. Nobody asked them Boston's my town I love the patriots have threats like I have the Boston captain David barber gave me this in mind and I Wear proudly and duck. Accent I'd love this town of Dana carver and vegetables they've nightlife in mind. If we brainwashing that goes. When it comes to cancer new York and Boston around here right they're dark is no question about it Jennifer were really happy for you everything's worked at ten years and and your family and yet it's all good thank you yeah stopping by telling your story. Yeah duck so it was great seeing him. Always great seeing well thank you all author on everything you do mean you can get energized and inspired by Jennifer and so you can get to that. Milestone that you're trying to issue for a time. So thank you every so much for all you're doing for Jennifer on the patients not only new England and all the world. Well its success stories like Jennifer's and like what you have done over the years. That gets those phones ringing because as you know years ago. There weren't a lot of great success stories they were limited. Now because of the unbelievable work did you in the other doctors and scientists and people do over data for. We're sitting here. With a perfectly lovely family that is now able to enjoy life so thank you and people pick up the phone we need more money we've been able. Paul thank god thank you guys appreciate it.