Patient Power was founded by two health communications pioneers, Andrew and Esther Schorr, who have been in the patient education field for over thirty years. Patient Power is devoted to providing both patients and care partners dealing with cancer with timely, credible and detailed information that informs the quest for the right treatment at the right time and supports the return to or maintenance of good health. Patient Power is a “virtual” company and has team members around the world.
Andrew and Esther live the cancer journey together. In 1996, through a routine blood test, Andrew was diagnosed with leukemia (CLL). By reaching out to other patients and connecting with doctors who specialized in his illness, he participated in a clinical trial, received "tomorrow's medicine today" and now, many years after diagnosis and one round of retreatment with a newer medication, his CLL is quiescent.
Like all too many cancer patients, Andrew developed a second cancer, in 2011, myelofibrosis. But, again, by connecting with the most modern medicine he continues to live a full life. While Andrew's success won't be everyone's story, he and the entire Patient Power team are committed to helping each person approach his or her condition in a way that gives the best chance of good health by getting educated about their diagnosis; seeking the best healthcare providers; getting second and even third opinions on what approach to take – including, if appropriate, participating in a clinical trial; and drawing on others for support.
Patient Power is built on a library of programs, organized into health centers, which continues to grow through coverage at key medical conferences and production of new content throughout the year. These programs feature top medical experts from some of the world’s leading medical institutions, dedicated advocates and inspiring, knowledgeable patients and care partners. We invite you to watch and learn from these programs let us know what you think, either by taking a short survey after the program or contacting us directly.
Financial support for Patient Power comes from Andrew and Esther's own funds, key medical centers, and industry sponsors who have no editorial control. Patient Power is not selling anything and has no agenda other than to help patients and care partners live well.
The opinions expressed on this site are our staff’s, our other contributors and guests, and from visitors like you. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our sponsors or any outside organization.
To learn more about our staff, check out Our Team.