An audience of MPN patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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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Angie Feser is an endurance athlete who was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and later polycythemia vera (PV) in the last year. She shares her story about seeking expert care for her PV, treatment with phlebotomy, and how she stays active and manages the mental challenge of dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Andrew Schorr and MPN specialist Dr. Jamile Shammo of Rush University Medical Center discuss the complicated biological mechanisms and pathways of MPNs and how recent discoveries point to improved quality of life for patients.
Dr. Bart Scott, Director of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, explains coordinated care, why MPN patients should actively seek expert care, and why this is a hopeful time for the management of MPNs.
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Rush University Medical Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington School of Medicine
Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate
Online Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Caregiver and Patient Advocate
This event was brought to you by Patient Power and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and was sponsored by the Incyte Corporation, Baxalta, Inc. and CTI BioPharma.