Differences in Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care for Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

This talk will focus on data collected from the Landmark Survey, a large survey of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs, namely essential thrombocytosis, primary myelofibrosis, and polycythemia vera) and the providers who take care of patients with MPNs. The Landmark Survey focused on quality of life issues surrounding the diagnosis of MPNs and differences in patient and physician perceptions of the impact of those symptoms on patient quality of life. Differences in patient and physician perceptions of goals of treatment and important objectives in treating these disorders were also examined.

Landmark Survey data can be used to improve communication between patients with MPNs and their physicians and this approach can be generalizable to other disease states as well.

Dr. Mangan is an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mangan specializes in treatment of hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplant. He has both clinical and research interests in acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative disorders and the use of allogeneic stem cell transplantation to treat these disorders. Dr. Mangan is a member of the American Society of Hematology.

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  • James K. Mangan, MD, PhD