MPN Research Foundation

Partner. Advocate. Friend. At the MPN Research Foundation, we’re committed to standing with you in the fight against polythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF) – the group of blood cancers collectively known as myeloproliferative neoplasms.

About Us

Providing education and resources for a better today. Investing in research for a better tomorrow.

MPNRF By the Numbers

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Recent News

Gilead sponsors observational study on MPNs

MPN News | March 30, 2016

A research project sponsored by Gilead is currently seeking participants for a study about experience with MPN symptoms.

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FDA OK's Pacritinib for some patients; Full clinical hold remains

MPN News | March 14, 2016

Pacritinib remains on full clinical hold, but per FDA patients receiving benefit are allowed to receive the drug under a Single Patient IND (SPI)/Compassionate use program.

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New research out of UIC suggests racial disparities among those with MPN

MPN News | March 11, 2016

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have just published a study that demonstrated a difference between Caucasians and non-Caucasians for those with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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What is Primary Myleofibrosis (MF)?

Primary Myleofibrosis (MF)

PMF is a chronic blood cancer in which excessive scar tissue forms in the bone marrow and impairs its ability to produce normal blood cells.

Learn about PMF

What is Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)?

Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)

Most commonly diagnosed in women over the age of 50, ET is associated with a proliferation of platelet precursors in the bone marrow and complications frequently include blood clotting and/or bleeding.

Learn about ET

What is Polycythemia Vera (PV)?

Polycythemia Vera (PV)

The disease is most common in men over the age of 60, but anyone can develop PV. PV patients typically experience an elevated red blood cell count, an elevated platelet count and an enlarged spleen, especially over time.

Learn about PV

Patient Stories

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Tamykah Myelofibrosis (MF)

Tamykah Pitts is sharing her journey with Myelofibrosis. She describes her diagnosis and her pregnancy as an MPN patient..

Age: 33 Meet Tamykah

Kenny Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Completing a 200-mile bike ride in one day may not be for everyone. The training would be hard on healthy people.

Age: N/A Meet Kenny

Elizabeth Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

Elizabeth Gross and her daughter Page are getting crafty to raise funds for MPN research and awareness.

Age: 40 Meet Elizabeth

Frances Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

After being misdiagnosed numerous times, finally, Frances was diagnosed with ET at the age of 50. Read his story here.

Age: 50 Meet Frances

Lorraine Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

I worked for a hospital as Executive Assistant to the CFO from 1990 - 1997. We had to have annual exams and in 1995 they noticed my platelets were high -- around 450,000.

Age: 51 Meet Lorraine

With an orphan disease, the support can be hard to find. I found that support at the MPN Research Foundation.

Juan Alderete, PV 06

Ready to do more?

Julie and her family joined team MPN and created HikeMF to join the fight against MPNs.

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Diagnosed with ET?

Take a moment to read our "Know your MPN" ET infographic. We hope you will use this as a tool to educate yourself, family & friends about MPNs

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A safe space to chat with others living with PV, ET and MF

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