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Miraculous Recovery of Scripps Cancer Survivor Featured on NBC-TV

Scripps cancer survivor Gerry Black reaches a milestone in 2009 that doctors consider a medical miracle — 10 years of being healthy, active and disease-free after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.


Patients with multiple myeloma have an average life expectancy of 3 years and their mortality rate is 100 percent. Gerry was part of a cutting-edge clinical research program at Scripps Green Hospital’s blood and marrow transplantation program that combined stem cell transplantation with immune therapy.


NBC 7/39 News profiled Gerry and his oncologist, Dr. James Mason, in the following report: