Completed MPN Studies and Surveys
MPN Yoga Pilot Study
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale & Arizona State University School of Nutrition partnered to learn about yoga in relation to the symptoms caused by myeloproliferative neoplasms.
Results of the MPN Yoga Pilot Study A total of 48 MPN patients completed the pilot study. Of those that completed, 27 participated in the yoga group and 21 participated in the wait-list control group. The average weekly yoga participation was ~41 min/week, a little less than the 60 min/week that was prescribed. Despite the yoga participation being a little less than anticipated, there were still many significant findings, including the following:
(1) improvements in tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) from baseline to week 12 (TNF-α is associated with MPN symptom burden.
(2) Improvements in depression over the course of the study
(3) Improvements in quality of life from baseline to week 12
Future Research The work we describe here will support a grant application to the National Institutes of Health. This grant will secure funding for a large-scale, randomized controlled trial further investigating the effects of online yoga for MPN patient symptom burden and quality of life. Click here to read more about the MPN Yoga Study.
Cancer Consultants Market Research Survey
Cancer Consultants is looking for individuals with polycythemia vera (PV) or myelofibrosis (MF) that are willing to take an online market research survey sponsored by Incyte about their treatment experience and provide insight about current and future treatments. The information gained from these research studies will be used to improve patient support and treatment strategies. Specifically, we are looking for Individuals with PV who are over 18 years of age, live in the US and have been treated with either Hydrea or phlebotomy or those with MF who have already received treatment with a JAK inhibitor. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Qualified individuals who complete the survey will receive a $50 stipend for their time and insight. Click here to read more about the Cancer Consultants Market Research Survey.