August 23, 2018
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (or MPN) are disorders where parts of the bone marrow get overproduced, such as platelets (blood cells to stop bleeding), red blood cells (blood cells that carry oxygen in the body), or fibrous tissue in the bone marrow (like scar tissue.) They can run in families but are usually sporadic, or isolated cases when they happen. The Pediatric MPN Program is a joint program of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the NYP Komansky Children's Hospital, and the Richard T. Silver Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Center.
Our team is also engaged in research, with the goal of bringing bench discoveries to the bedside, for better care and management of this rare disease.
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