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SEASON 2 : EPISODE 0

Season 2 Trailer : Busting Marrow Myths

In Season 2 of Marrow Masters, “Busting Marrow Myths,” we take on some popular marrow myths and BUST them. Whether it’s CAR -T questions, a need for a better understanding of clinical trials, cGVHD concerns, relationship/love issues, donor/age options or the truth on palliative care, we got you covered. Our interviews with the nation’s leading doctors, social workers, and health care professionals will feature advice and expertise sure to help Bust Marrow Myths!

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 1

Are Most Eligible or Ineligible for CAR T-cell Therapy?

CAR T-cell Therapy can be a life-saving targeted treatment, but many people don’t know they’re eligible. Dr. Kent Holland helps us bust that myth. CAR T-cell Therapy is a game changer. Listen to learn more about this therapy and the many patients who will qualify. Many who may have very few options after relapsing from remission are learning that CAR T-cell Therapy is life-saving, targeted cellular therapy.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 2

If I Am over 60, Am I Too Old for a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant?

Age is nothing but a number. However, some patients mistakenly think they are too old for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Dr. Marco Mielcarek busts that myth, and talks about different types of transplants and the patients who have benefited from them.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 3

Without a Family Match, Am I Out of Options?

Some patients are lucky enough to have a match in their family. But if you don’t, there are many other options for transplant. Today, Dr. Effie Petersdorf busts the myth that you’re out of options without a family match.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 4

Will My Chronic GVHD Ever End?

Patients who develop chronic Graft Versus Host Disease sometimes feel like it will never end. Dr. Steve Pavletic of the National Institutes of Health busts that myth and explains various treatment options for cGVHD. This episode will set the record straight regarding cGVHD. Most cases will subside in 3-5 years. You won’t want to miss this one from one of the world’s leading experts on cGVHD.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 5

Palliative Care- Should I Be Afraid? How Does it Differ from Hospice?

Often, patients are scared when they hear the words “palliative care.” Today, Shirley Otis-Green explains what it is exactly and why it should be embraced. Palliative care does not mean hospice: it is illness treatment and it improves function. Join Shirley Otis-Green, an expert in this subject as she shares her wealth of knowledge and a plethora‚Äč of resources.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 6

Are Clinical Trials Dangerous and Exploratory?

Clinical trials are often perceived as dangerous and frightening for patients. We bust that myth in today’s episode. Anna DeSalvo, Patient Education Specialist with the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program (JCCTP), takes us through the clinical trials process.

SEASON 2 : EPISODE 7

Is Our Love Enough To Get Through This?

This episode features Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker who has more than two decades of experience helping patients and their families navigate the cancer journey. Many patients and their partners think their love will be enough for their relationship to survive this journey. Often, that’s not true. Jen walks us through some the resources available for patients and their caregivers. Remember, the caregivers need care too.

SEASON 2 : COVID-19 BONUS EPISODE

COVID-19: Guidelines and Coping Strategies for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Patients & Their Loved Ones During the Pandemic

This special Lunch & Learn originally aired on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Pleae note that the information that was available at that time is reflected in this podcast. As well, more than 40 cancer related COVID-19 questions were asked in advance, which were incorporated into the presentation and about 10-15 more were answered live on the call, all relevant to staying well physically and mentally (coping) during this unprecedented time. 

SEASON 2 : COVID-19 BONUS EPISODE 2

Moving Forward: How to Live, Thrive and Stay Safe with COVID-19

This special free one-hour audio call-in program addressed the angst and fear present as we continue to adjust to the constantly changing COVID-19 situation. What do cancer patients and their families need to know NOW as we move through the pandemic and prepare to slowly ease restrictions? Join Dr. Laura Connelly-Smith, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Medical Director of Apheresis and Cellular Therapy at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, who will share her expertise and wisdom. Jennifer Gillette, our LINK licensed staff social worker, provides coping skills and tips to instill calm.

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