Free Melanoma Event in Phoenix, courtesy of Patient Power, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and M

PHOENIX - March 12, 2015 - PRLog -- One of the most common and among the most dangerous cancers, melanoma has seen some tremendous leaps in research, particularly in immunotherapy, which continues to increase our understanding of how to treat melanoma at various stages of the disease. On Saturday, March 28th, in Tempe, Arizona, Patient Power, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Melanoma Research Alliance will hold a free in-person melanoma town meeting for patients and caregivers at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes.

Titled “Update on Melanoma: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Medicine”, this is a meeting where patients and caregivers can hear the latest melanoma news from leading melanoma experts. The participants include Mark Gimbel, MD, Surgical Oncologist with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sapna Patel, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Michael Wong, MD, PhD, Head of the Solid Tumors Section, Skin Cancer and Melanoma Clinics at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The event will be hosted by Patient Power’s founder, Andrew Schorr, and Patient Power’s online host and patient advocate Carol Preston will be an on-the-scene reporter.

The experts will discuss emerging therapies, how to understand current treatment options, and explain about support resources.

During this interactive town meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and connect with experts, other patients, survivors, and caregivers touched by melanoma.

Melanoma patients and their families and caregivers are invited to attend in person for this free town meeting to learn:

§  What does my diagnosis mean?

§  What do we know about treating melanoma?

§  Where is research headed and how quickly?

§  How is this personalized to you?

§  Patient, caregiver, nurse, and social worker perspective: How to live well

§  Tips and resources

§  How and when to get support

§  Learn about financial, social and logistical information

The expert panel will take submitted questions, and advocates will be on hand to offer support and to connect patients with many cancer resources. You can send in your questions in advance to

Participants can register to attend at If you’re unable to attend in person, you can register to attend online, via Zoom.

About Patient Power (

Patient Power LLC, founded in 2005, operating in the U.S. and now in Europe, is a patient education organization dedicated to connecting patients and care partners to the knowledge of a community of cancer experts to empower them to live well with cancer. From cutting-edge research and treatment news to coping with cancer in everyday life, our community-based health centers cover the topics most important to patients.  Through our video interviews, in-person events and online features, we provide patients with the tools and resources needed to better manage their cancer and live with hope. Patient Power is on the forefront of developing research and we bring treatment news as it happens through interviews with the top researchers at medical conferences. Also, patients and family members share their stories, insights and inspirational tips for coping with cancer.

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