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CML Patient Story: A 20-Year Survivor Shares His Clinical Trial Experience

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Published on February 12, 2019

Meet chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patient advocate Mel Mann, the longest living #Gleevec survivor, as he describes his clinical trial experience and explains how participating led to a major molecular response with over a 20-year survival. Cecelia Mann, Mel’s wife and care partner, also shares how she supported Mel’s decision to join a clinical trial, and how others can find clinical trial support through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Tune in to hear their story

This is a Patient Empowerment Network program produced by Patient Power. We thank AbbVie, Inc., Astellas, Celgene Corporation, and Novartis for their support.

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Transcript | CML Patient Story: A 20-Year Survivor Shares His Clinical Trial Experience

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That's how you’ll get care that's most appropriate for you.

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.

Andrew Schorr:

And then you're left with a number of possible clinical trials that you have, and you can take that back to the doctor and you can discuss that with him.  So that's one of the things I talk with them about.  

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.