Understanding Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) | Houston, TX

Empowering Yourself and Your Loved Ones to Get the Best Care


Saturday, October 1, 2016
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


An audience of MPN patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting along with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 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.

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How Does Stem Cell Transplant Work?

MPN expert Dr. Srdan Verstovsek of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses how stem cell transplant works and the effect on the body.


Diagnosing ET, PV & MF: What Testing Is Required?

At a recent town meeting, MPN experts Dr. Srdan Verstovsek and Dr. Olatoyosi Odenike discuss the necessity of blood tests and bone marrow biopsies.


Choosing Treatment for Polycythemia Vera (PV)

MPN expert Dr. Srdan Verstovsek from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center explains how doctors assess patients with polycthemia vera (PV) and determine the best treatment for each individual.



Lorraine’s PV Story: How I Got Better Care by Advocating for Myself

Learn how advocating for your own health can make a difference. Lorraine tells her story of living with polycythemia vera (PV).



Faith and Hope for the Future: Karen’s Myelofibrosis Story

Meet Karen, an 11-year myelofibrosis survivor. This is her story of faith and hope.




Guest Presenters

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia

Professor and Chair, Department of General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago Medical Center


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


Patient Advocate and Host

This town meeting was sponsored by 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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