The Latest News on Research and Treatment for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) | Chicago, IL

Empowering Patients, Their Families and Care Partners

 

Saturday, June 27th
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois

 

An audience of MPN patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University 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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Event Slides

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How Often Should MPN Patients Have a Bone Marrow Biopsy?

How often should MPN patients have a bone marrow biopsy? Dr. Brady Stein and Dr. Stephen Oh discuss their views on when and why patients should have a bone marrow biopsy.

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Studying Pruritus: What Experts Know About Itching in MPNs

Is there a remedy for itching in MPN patients? Dr. Stephen Oh addresses the often bothersome issue of itching in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), particularly with polycythemia vera (PV).

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Managing Anemia Related to MPNs

What treatments exist for anemia in patients with MPNs? Dr. Brady Stein discusses the management of anemia in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

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Managing Cognitive Issues and MPNs

Dr. Brady Stein and physician assistant Lindsey Kalhagen from Northwestern Medicine address the ambiguity of cognitive issues in MPN patients and whether symptoms are related to stress or other factors.

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Why Does the Spleen Become Enlarged in MPNs?

What causes the spleen to become enlarged in MPN patients? MPN expert Dr. Stephen Oh from Washington University School of Medicine explains.

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Stem Cell Transplant for MPNs: Who Is It Right For?

Dr. Stephen Oh from Washington University School of Medicine and Dr. Brady Stein from Northwestern Medicine discuss the role of stem cell transplant for the treatment of MPNs as well as the risks of the procedure.

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Prognosis and Testing for Genetic Mutations in MPNs

Dr. Stephen Oh from Washington University School of Medicine and Dr. Brady Stein from Northwestern Medicine examine genetic testing as it relates to the prognosis and treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

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Can Telomerase Inhibitors Reverse Fibrosis?

Dr. Brady Stein from Northwestern Medicine and Dr. Stephen Oh from Washington University School of Medicine discuss the impact of telomerase inhibitors and the potential to reverse fibrosis.

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Could Two Be Better Than One? Clinical Trials for Combination Therapies in MPNs

Dr. Brady Stein from Northwestern Medicine discusses combination therapies for MPNs that are currently being evaluated in clinical trials. He explains the function of JAK inhibitors and their effectiveness when being combined with other therapies.

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Guest Presenters

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology Oncology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine


Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology

Washington University School of Medicine



Patient Advocate


Patient Advocate


Hosts

Chancellor Professor Emerita and Patient Power Host

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth



This event was brought to you by Patient Power and the Lurie Cancer Center and is sponsored by the Incyte Corporation, Baxter International Inc. and CTI BioPharma



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