Featured Patient Stories
Our community of patients, researchers, doctors and supporters are committed to funding research for the mission to advance treatments for blood malignancies, and other types of blood and solid tissue cancers. The inspiring stories of patients directly impacted by CR&T-funded research and treatments highlight the strength and determination that characterizes our community, and the importance of funding research that improves the lives of cancer patients.
Using Interferon as a Therapy in the Treatment of MPNs
"I was first diagnosed in 2006 with Polycythemia Vera (PV), one of three related blood cancers known as Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs). Following my diagnosis, I did what many patients in the internet age do—I researched and read everything I could about my disease. " - Read more here.
Maybe it was a Chicken
"No one is ever sure which came first, the chicken or the egg. Well, for me, it appeared to be the egg…or shall we say, something the size of an egg? Nothing painful, but suddenly appearing over my left collarbone. A pulled muscle? It would go away. Of course it would go away. I only got sick with things that went away." - Read More
Althletic Endevours Help Raise Money for CR&T Research
Nancy Crean, a dedicated donor and polycythemia vera patient of Dr. Silver's, helps CR&T raise money for research with her athletic endeavors. Nancy and Aerieal Fitness owner, April Yakaboski from Riverhead, NY, held a 3 hour yogo marathon with over 40 attendees on April 9th. - Read more here.