Environment and MPN
A frequent question for someone diagnosed with an MPN is "how did I get this?" Very often newly diagnosed patients wonder about exposure to chemicals. There is some evidence that exposure to chemicals plays a role in the onset of an MPN. More research is needed to confirm the role and extent that environment plays.
Here is a collection of the known information about the exposure to chemicals and MPN:
- Nature, Nurture, or both? October 2010
- Department of Defense Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Awards 2004
- Myelofibrosis and Benzene Exposure Occup Med (Lond). 1995 Feb;45(1):51-2.
- Myelofibrosis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with toluene poisoning. Hum Toxicol. 1988 Jul;7(4):357-61.
News on the Polycythemia Vera cluster found in Pennsylvania
- 2014 ATSDR announces more findings from PV cluster in Pennsylvania July 2014
- Update on Polycythemia Vera Research in Pennsylvania September 2012
- Questions Remain on Pennsylvania PV Cluster May 2011
- Pennsylvanians Meeting September 22nd to Get Educated on PV September 2010
- Report on community screening May 2010
- CDC funds multi-disciplinary research on PV March 2010
- Latest Findings Released in Polycythemia Vera Investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry December 2009
- Rare cancer in northeast Pa. subject of $5.5 million study March 2009