Documentary on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) [transcript] [audio]

Guest: Cynthia Wade  

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Director Cynthia Wade won an Academy Award® in 2008 and was nominated for her second Academy Award® in 2013. She’s won festival awards all over the world, include two awards at Sundance, three awards at Palm Springs, and prizes in Aspen and the Hamptons film festivals, as well as film awards in Spain, Italy, Argentina and Belgium. She directs films for clients such as HBO, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, IFC Channel, and PBS. Her commercial clients include Dove, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Sesame Street, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Salix, Shire, the National Guard and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Segment Overview: Award winning director Cynthia Wade talks about her new documentary, featuring patient Barbara Abernathy, on the challenges people face living with rare, chronic, progressive blood cancers known as Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (or MPNs) and why she is focused on bringing this story to light.  Voices of MPN


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