Pictured at left is Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic, our Scientific Advisor.
Our next Patient Education Symposium is March 19, 2015 in Washington DC. Click here for additional information.
Dr. Mesa was one of the featured speakers at the San Mateo Patient Education Symposium held in May 2014. You can watch videos of all speakers at this event.
- View slides from the featured speakers of the Tampa Bay Area Symposium held in April 2014.
- You can watch video of all of the featured speakers at our Washington D.C Symposium held in Jan. 2014 .
- Information from our featured speakers at our recent Cleveland, Ohio Symposium will be available soon.
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- Incyte Sponsors First Observational Study Designed to Understand the Impact of Polycythemia Vera – a Rare, Progressive Blood Cancer
- Bone marrow cancer drug to be covered by state health insurance in South Korea
- BioReference Laboratories, Inc. Launches OnkoSight(TM), an Advanced Tumor Sequencing Program
- Order of Gene Mutations May Affect Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
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Science Advisor: Ruben Mesa
Our scientific advisor is Dr. Ruben Mesa of the Mayo Clinic. Read his latest update: MPN Highlights from the American Society of Hematology
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What is a myeloproliferative neoplasm? MPNs are a group of rare blood cancers that overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow, and are caused by genetic mutations in the blood stem cells:
- Myelofibrosis is a rare bone marrow cancer. Bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally resulting in fibrous scar tissue formation.
- Polycythemia Vera is a disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the production of too many other types of blood cells – white blood cells and platelets.
- Essential Thrombocythemia causes the body to produce too many blood platelets-thrombocytes. It can cause abnormal clotting or bleeding. The bone marrow makes too many platelet-forming cells or megakaryocytes, which release platelets into your blood.