Expanding Research and Treatment Options for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) | Houston, TX

What It Means for You or a Loved One

 

Saturday, October 24
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

 

An audience of MPN patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting at the The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer to hear the latest treatment and research news, inspiring stories of people living well with MPNs, tips for effective communication with a healthcare team and more. 

We are also planning events in other cities. If you haven’t already, please sign up for email updates so we can alert you when important and inspiring videos become available and when upcoming town meetings are scheduled.

 

 

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Understanding and Controlling MPN Symptoms

Dr. Rami Komrokji and Jane Williams discuss how activity, phlebotomy and communication can help alleviate certain symptoms associated with MPNs.

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What Makes Stem Cell Transplant Risky?

When an online viewer at one MPN town meeting asks the question, “What makes a stem cell transplant so risky?” Dr. Rami Komrokji shares an honest benefit vs. risk answer.

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Sandra’s Story: Remaining Upbeat and Living an Active Lifestyle With PV

Sandra Johnson, a marathoner and bi- and tri-athlete, tells her story of being diagnosed first with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and then polycythemia vera (PV) and how she learned by the numbers how to be her own best advocate.

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Guest Presenters

Director, Clinical Research Center for MPN, Department of Leukemia; MPN Specialist


Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia


Vice Chair of the Malignant Hematology Department; Lead Clinical Investigator for the MDS Program


Clinician and Clinical Researcher


Advanced Practice Provider, Integrative Medicine Program


Patient Advocate


Patient Advocate


Hosts

Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate


Online Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Caregiver and Patient Advocate



This town meeting was sponsored by Baxalta, Inc., CTI BioPharma, and the Patient Empowerment Network, which received an educational grant from Incyte Corporation. It was produced by Patient Power in partnership with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

 


 

 

 

 

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