Massive Bio and our expert nurses and patient advocates have launched our new webinar series: Oncology Nurse Hour. For this new, live, series, we take questions directly from the community and discuss all you could want to know about different cancer types, ending each session with a live Q&A.
Our first webinar from Thursday, June 15th discusses myelofibrosis and was joined by expert oncology nurse Kristin Johnston.
Myelofibrosis is an uncommon bone marrow cancer that disrupts the body’s normal production of blood cells and causes scarring in the bone marrow.
In a healthy body, stem cells in the bone marrow become either white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets. In myelofibrosis, mutated DNA in the stem cells causes the body to instead produce immature blood cells, called blasts, that do not become the proper blood cells. The body will instead underproduce red blood cells, and overproduce white blood cells, leading to complications in time.
Watch the full webinar below to learn more about causes, treatments, new therapies, and more about myelofibrosis!