Join Patient Power via live stream for a 1-hour Clinical Trial Myth Busters webinar
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Bellevue, WA – October 30, 2018 -Patient Power is hosting a live Clinical Trial Myth Busters webinar on Thursday, November 1st on the value of diversity in clinical trials. The program will feature Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of ASCO, Dr. Richard Schilsky, 20-year chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) survivor turned advocate, Mel Mann, and his wife, Cecelia Mann. Viewers will learn about the obstacles to minority participation in clinical trials, how this effects drug development, and why diversity is key in clinical research as the panel unpacks some of the issues that have led to the lack of diversity in trials and initiatives in place that are changing all of this.
Register now (https://patientpower.info/mythbusters6) to join us Thursday, November 1st at Noon Pacific/3 PM Eastern for a 1-hour webinar. Patients will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel in advance, just send them to questionspatientpower.info.
Participating in a clinical trial can be life-changing for cancer patients. For example, in 1995, Mel was told he needed to get his affairs in order, as he was given only three years to live. Mel and his family were devastated, thinking his 5-year-old daughter, Patrice, would have no memory of him. Seven months past his 3-year mark, he enrolled in a clinical trial for a drug called STI-571, later named Gleevec, and today, he is alive and thriving as a result. In Mel’s own words, “My healing came from a drug that was only a gleam in some researcher’s eye at the time of my diagnosis."
A past viewer who was both a health care practitioner and patient said, “the presentations are both a trigger for discussion and my own journal searches…and have enabled me to argue for treatments I might not have otherwise received.” You can feel informed and empowered too by registering here: https://patientpower.info/mythbusters6
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Patient Power® is a service of Patient Power, LLC led by founders Andrew and Esther Schorr, supported by team members around the world. They are committed to helping each person they touch approach their illness in a way that gives them the best chance of good health: getting smart about their diagnosis, seeking out the best healthcare providers, getting second and even third opinions on what approach to take – including, if appropriate, participating in a clinical trial, and drawing on others for support. https://www.patientpower.info/about