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Our Approach at the Center for Prevention of Progression

  • Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures Center for Prevention of Progression patients benefit from experts in their condition, genetic counseling, diagnostics, social support, and more.

    Advanced diagnostics

    Our Center offers advanced diagnostic and sequencing technology to diagnose and assess each patient's condition. The information gathered can help determine risk of progression, inform treatment or management, and support research efforts to better understand these conditions.

    Condition-specific expertise

    Patients meet with a hematologist/oncologist with an in-depth knowledge of their condition. The hematologist/oncologist will evaluate options for management or early treatment for each patient.

    Genetic counseling

    An experienced genetic counselor discusses a patient's personal and family health history, cancer risk, and potential strategies to lower the risk of progression.

    Social support

    Psychologists and social workers offer patients resources and support as they evaluate and manage their condition.

    Research opportunities

    Patients may be offered the chance to participate in clinical trials. These trials may include tissue banking studies such as PCROWD, or therapy trials evaluating the effectiveness of treatments in preventing disease progression.

    Referral to interested specialists

    Some patients with CHIP may need evaluation by specialists such as cardiologists to try to assess and reduce risk of cardiovascular events.