Blood Cancer Education | Jeffrey Matous, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Blood Cancer Education | Jeffrey Matous, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute


– Is there anything else
that’s important to know when you’re a patient
who has a blood cancer? Well I think the best
thing that you can do if you have a blood cancer is educate yourself as much as possible about that blood cancer. And for certain blood cancers, there’s great information
available on the internet, believe it or not, and then I think it’s very, very important to realize that there is specialized expertise in blood cancers here at the Colorado
Blood Cancer Institute. And some patients come here and receive all of their
care for blood cancers, other patients come to see
us working in concert with their normal
hematology-oncology physician. So, we’re just here to
help our entire community take care of patients
who have blood cancers. It’s also really important, and I really want to stress this, to think about clinical trials if you have a blood cancer. There are very few blood cancers that we have sorted out right now, where we have high-cure rates, and we know exactly what to do. For most blood cancers, there’s a lot of work left to be done, a lot more patients to be
able to treat successfully, and hopefully cured. And the only way that happens
is through clinical research. Here at CBCI, we’re dedicated passionately to the conduct of good clinical research, and through our collaboration that we have with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, we have access here to the
most cutting-edge medicines used to treat blood cancers. So, just a strong push, if you will, to think about clinical trials when one is faced with a blood cancer.