Pictured at left is Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic, one of the featured speakers at the San Mateo Patient Education Symposium held on May 22. Click here for Webcasts of all speakers at this event. Slides from the featured speakers of the April 3 Symposium in the Tampa Bay Area are now available. Click on this link. Washington D.C. Symposium was a great success. You can watch video of all of the featured speakers. Additional Patient Education Events for 2014: The next Patient Education Symposium will be in Cleveland, OH, Fall 2014. Date to be announced. MPN 2014 Events sponsored by the National Organization for Rage Diseases (NORD) (Click for Brochure)
- July 19, 2014- Los Angeles
- August 16, 2014- Denver
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Get the latest news on MPN research, clinical trials, treatments, education, and advocacy.
- The Platelet-Cancer Loop in Myeloproliferative Cancer. Is Thrombocythemia an Enhancer of Cancer Invasiveness and Metastasis in Essential Thrombocythemia, Polycythemia Vera and Myelofibrosis?
- BloodCenter of Wisconsin Launches Calreticulin Test to Diagnose Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
- ATSDR Initial Study Finds Elevated Levels of Radon Gas, Radium in Polycythemia Vera Study Area in Pennsylvania
- Interferon Alfa Therapy in CALR-Mutated Essential Thrombocythemia
- Clinical Characteristics of MPNs with CALR Mutations
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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.