Women More Likely to Survive Essential Thrombocythemia Than Men

Until now, gender had not been considered a factor in survival rates of individuals with essential thrombocythemia (ET), a type of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN). But according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and the University of Florence in Italy, being male may lead to inferior overall survival (OS). In other words, women survive more frequently than men with ET. The study was published in the American Journal of Hematology.

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