8th Focus On: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

8th focus blood cancer event

Thank you Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society for today’s incredible 8th Focus On: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation. The conference was held in Philadelphia at the Hilton and presented cancer experts throughout the day, speakers on the latest research and clinical advances being made in the treatment of blood cancers and where it is taking us in the future, and sessions including Acute Leukemia (ALL, AML) and Myelodysplasia (MDS), Allogeneic (Donor) Bone Marrow Transplant, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant: Everything You Need To Know, Cellular Therapies, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and Myeloproliferative Diseases, Follicular/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin Lymphoma and T-Cell Lymphomas, Mantle Cell, Large B Cell and Other Aggressive Lymphomas, Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) and Asymptomatic Multiple Myeloma (AMM) and Multiple Myeloma (Active Symptomatic).

After the luncheon a panel of patients along with Holly Auer, Selina Luger, MD, David Porter, MD, Stephen Schuster, MD, Edward Stadtmauer, MD provided The Patient-Doctor Journey and offered us a chance to hear people’s experiences, insight and inspiration through doctors, blood cancer survivors and caregivers as they shared their stories.  Thank you, Penn’s Abramson Cancer CenterLuekemia & Lymphoma Society, the event planners, volunteers and patients for hosting this incredibly inspirational and educational event today.

While I was at the event I met volunteers and patients involved with Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group. I look forward to volunteering with PMMNG and offering yoga and wellness events along with assisting them in future event planning.  I also look forward to my first meeting at the Penn Abramson Cancer Center next week with Integrative Medicines and Wellness Research and Education. It is my hope and intention to volunteer, assist with event planning and teach yoga at Penn Medicine. If you are involved or have suggestions I would really appreciate hearing from you.

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