“Don’t underestimate platelets!”

Pathology Clinical Conference

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM

This grand round has already taken place.

Online Streaming
September 14th, 2022
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Platelets have many functions beyond their canonical roles in hemostasis and thrombosis. These include proinflammatory, immune and antimicrobial functions. Platelets alter their transcriptome and proteome profile in response to cellular activation. Platelets play a role in lung development, cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. Because platelets take up RNA and protein from circulating tumor cells (CTCs), they have the potential to serve as cancer biomarkers. Studies are ongoing to establish safe antiplatelet approaches to improve cancer outcome, and to understand pathological processes that are promoted by platelets.

Dates and Times

Start: 9/14/2022 12:00 PM
End: 9/14/2022 1:00 PM


-Understand traditional and non-traditional platelet functions including hemostasis, immune surveillance, promoting lung development, cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis.

-Describe how “tumor-educated” platelets may provide cancer biomarkers.

-Explain how platelets could be targeted for cancer treatment and prevention.


  • Lisa Senzel, MD
    • Don’t underestimate platelets!


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Grand Round Session?

Please contact the Grand Round coordinator listed below:

Nancy Strein
Department: Pathology
Phone: (631) 444-3000
Email: nancy.strein@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222