Patient Empowerment Network

Our mission is to fortify the health care consumer with the knowledge and tools to feel more confident playing a central role in decisions that affect their health, putting them more in control of their health and health care.

To especially empower patients and families dealing with cancer and serious, life-long chronic conditions so their “journey” can be better.

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Seattle , WA


How Can Mind-Body Medicine Help Myeloma Patients With Side Effect Management?

Multiple myeloma patients Cindy Chmielewski and Jill Zitzewitz discuss the benefits of mind-body medicine and share simple, at-home mindfulness techniques to help others cope with side effects, pain and anxiety.


Can Low Clinical Trial Participation Inhibit Cancer Research and Innovation?

Lazarex chairman Dana Dornsife says that there’s a “48 percent failure rate of clinical trials, and it's not because the drug didn't work.” Why do some medicines never make it to market? Watch now to find out.


Top Tips for CLL Patients From CLL Patients

A panel of CLL patients pass along valuable advice to help others navigate their own journey with cancer. Watch now to learn about coping strategies, dealing with fatigue, spiritual strength and more.


Finding the Right Match: Advice for Patients Who Qualify for Multiple Clinical Trials

Which clinical trial is the best choice for you? Watch now to hear Dr. Mike Thompson and patient advocate Jim Omel discuss factors to consider when weighing your options and share tips for patients trying to prioritize different trials.


Step One in Trial Participation: How Can Patients Learn About New Trials?

Myeloma survivor Reina Weiner and Lazarex chairman Dana Dornsife discuss ways patients can learn about new clinical trial opportunities and share resources to help alleviate the financial burden.


Should Polycythemia Vera Patients Avoid Vitamin K?

Watch now to hear MPN expert Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju explain the effect vitamin K has on iron levels, how it may interact with treatment and what patients should consider when it comes to diet.


How Changing Providers Led One CLL Patient to Better Care

What can a second opinion reveal about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options? Watch now to hear CLL patient Catherine walk through her experience getting a second opinion, changing healthcare providers and getting the best care available.


What Nutrition Guidelines Are Most Beneficial to Myeloma Patients?

Expert Kristen Carter gives nutrition guidelines to help multiple myeloma patients maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle during or after treatment. Watch now to find out more.


Diagnosed With CLL: Benefits of Getting Educated Before Starting Treatment

When faced with a CLL diagnosis, frightening prognosis and an overwhelming amount of information, how can patients find the time and courage to get informed? Why is this so critical? Watch now to hear unique perspectives from an inspiring patient panel.


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