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MPN Research Foundation

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

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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

Research into rare blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms goes global

MPN News | 12/4/19

MPN advocacy organizations are working together across borders to ensure that people living with polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis will have their treatment needs met by investing in research.

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"Introducing the Targeted Anticancer Therapies and Precision Medicine in Cancer Collection"

MPN News | 11/22/19
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Sierra Oncology Launches the MOMENTUM Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Patients with Myelofibrosis

MPN News | 11/21/19

Sierra Oncology announced today that it has launched the Phase 3 MOMENTUM clinical trial for Myelofibrosis patients

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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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Merle Wertman Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Meet Merle Wertman, PV Patient from Tamaqua, PA

Meet Merle Wertman

Darlene Young Myelofibrosis (MF)

Meet Darlene Young, MF Patient from Coulterville, CA

Age: 71 Meet Darlene Young

Debra Milner Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

Meet Debra Milner, MDS Patient from Macclenny, FL

Age: 64 Meet Debra Milner

Tom Brennan Myelofibrosis (MF)

Meet Tom Brennan, Vietnam Veteran and Primary Myelofibrosis Patient

Age: 72 Meet Tom Brennan

Heidi Cascarano Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Meet PV patient, Heidi Cascarano from Mundelein, IL

Age: 51 Meet Heidi Cascarano

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

Juan Alderete, PV 06

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

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