Entries by Andrea Conners

Wondering how YOU can advance MPN research?

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve spent the month focusing on ways you can become a more empowered patient. If you missed our recent webinar: What YOU can do to advance MPN Research, the replay is now available. As always, we’d love to hear from you about ways you’ve empowered yourself! Andrea ConnersAndrea is the […]

Reflections From an Advocate: ASCO 2017

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together nearly 40,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss new treatments and innovations that will, hopefully someday soon, improve care for the more than 15 million Americans currently battling cancer.1 In recent years, advances in immunotherapy, precision medicine and insightful use of “big […]

Does Patient Empowerment Lead to Better Cancer Treatment Outcomes?

According to a study presented at the World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (WCPO) in late July, 72.3% of patients diagnosed with cancer defer their treatment decisions to their doctor. While this number is not surprising, it is cause for concern. With a diagnosis of cancer comes a barrage of possible options for treatment. Often, choosing between […]