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

MPN Research Foundation Attends 3rd Annual MPN Horizons Conference

MPN News | September 11, 2018

Director of Development, Bill Crowley, and Executive Director, Michelle Woehrle, represented MPN Research Foundation at the recent MPN Horizons 2018 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

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MPN Research Foundation's SCT Spectrum Transplant Timing Tool featured in CURE Today

MPN News | August 20, 2018
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Recent Study Indicates a Familial Predisposition for MPN

MPN News | August 15 , 2018

A recent analysis of the Swedish Cancer Family Database has found that there is a familial predisposition for certain blood cancers, including 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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Mike Harrington Myelofibrosis (MF)

Click here to learn more about Mike and Tracy's battle with intermediate stage 2 Primary Myelofibrosis.

Meet Mike Harrington

Wim Louage Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

Click here to read about the journey that lead to Wim's 2015 Essential Thrombocythemia diagnosis.

Meet Wim Louage

Leah Kuhn Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

Leah Kuhn is sharing her journey with Essential Thrombocythemia. Click here to read about her positive attitude and her decision to not let ET define her!

Meet Leah Kuhn

Jay Potter Essential Thromobocythemia (ET)

ET patient, Jay Potter, attributes a healthy diet and physical activity to feeling well

Meet Jay Potter

Jeremy Smith Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Read more about how Jeremy didn't let having an MPN diagnosis for nearly three decades stop him from chasing his dreams.

Age: 59 Meet Jeremy Smith

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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