Archive

Posts Tagged ‘ET’

MPN Patient Symposium by MPN Research Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2012

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Image

MPN Research Foundation is organizing a symposium for Patients and caregivers at San Matteo California. Attendees will hear the most recent news on MPN research, clinical trials and treatment practices by these distinguished physicians and researchers.

Dr. Jason Gotlib, Stanford University Medical Center
“JAK Inhibitors in Myelofibrosis: What We Know and Don’t Know”

Dr. Ross Levine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“Insights from Genetic Studies of MPNs”

Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale
“Overcoming Your MPN”

Dr. Laura Michaelis, Loyola University Medical Center
Topic to be determined

Details can be found at http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/
Register yourself with the newsletter from the MPN Research Foundation website to receive informative news and updates from the MPN research and community.

Advertisements

Introduction

January 3, 2011 7 comments

Welcome to “Life with Essential Thrombocytosis”.

This blog is meant to share experience, knowlege, news of new researches on blood disorder, meeting new friends who also suffered from this disorder and hopefully to share our concerns and hope for a better future to find a cure for this blood disorder. This site does not provide a professional medical opinion and will not be responsible for any medical attention or decision for treatments. Please seek a professional Medical Doctor or a Medical Specialist to diagnose and treat your case.

Essential thrombocytosis (ET, also known as essential thrombocythemia) is a rare chronic blood disorder characterized by the overproduction of platelets by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow in the absence of an alternative cause. In some cases this disorder may be progressive, and rarely may evolve into acute myeloid leukemia or myelofibrosis. It is one of four myeloproliferative disorders.

The following YouTube video by Professor Ruben Mesa, MD from MayoClinic provides a quick and informative overview of ET.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_thrombocytosis